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Simon Says Charity Take On Saints Legends At AFC Totton On Saturday
Monday, 20th May 2024 11:45

What better way to warm up for the big event at Wembley Stadium against Leeds United, than by watching a few of Southampton Football Club's ex legends take on a a team representing one of our worthy local charities.

Simon Says is a local charity whose aim is to support children who have suffered the loss of a relative or close friend or indeed are struggling to cope with the situation of a terminally ill relative or close friend.

They aim to help children and young people understand what has happened or is happening and help them to rebuild their lives.

Their mission statement says it all

"Our mission is to provide support for children and young people up to the age of 18, living in the county of Hampshire, who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying."

Saturday sees a Charity Fun day at AFC Totton football ground, with the highlight being a football match between a Simon Says team and the Saints legends team kicking off at 1pm.

Among those pulling on the red and white stripes at the weekend just gone at Cowes on the Isle Of Wight were Rickie Lambert, Shane Long, James Beattie, Matt Oakley, Jo Tessem, Andrew Surman, David Hughes, Nicky Banger, Brian Howard and goalkeeper Maik Taylor and although the line up has yet to be confirmed for the game at the Snows Stadium at Totton, it is sure to include a few favourites from the past.

Tickets are just £5 with children under 16 being free, this is more than just the game though, it is a day out for all the family, there will be things for the kids to do, a bouncy castle and slide, various stalls, face painting and crafts, food and a bar.

With the day starting at 10 am and the game itself kicking off at 1pm, it will give everyone plenty of time to enjoy themselves and after the game perhaps enjoy meeting the Ex Saints legends in the bar whilst watching the cup final.

Tickets as mentioned are just £5 and you can either pay on the gate or buy in advance from this link Simon Says V Saints Legends

The Snows Stadium is easily accessible by road and public transport. It is situated on
Salisbury Road Totton Southampton SO40 2RW, just next to Calmore Roundabout.

From the M27
Exit the M27 at junction 2. At the roundabout take the first exit (A326). 100 metres onto the A326 take the slip road exit for Totton (Town Centre), Ower and Calmore Ind. Est. Turn left onto A36 (Sailsbury Road). In 0.8 miles turn left into Snows Stadium.

From Southampton
Take the Redbridge Road (A33) out of the city, to Redbright Flyover and Causeway. Take the slip road before Totton Bypass to Commerical Road. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto A36 (Salisbury Road). In 1.3 miles at the roundabout take the second exit. In 0.2 miles turn right into Snows Stadium.

There is limited parking on matchdays but you can park on Calmore industrial estate, 150 metres from the stadium past the ground on Brunel Road - just off the nearby roundabout. Parking on the industrial estate is free.

By Bus
Solent Blue Line bus number 12 from Southampton to Calmore stops at Calmore roundabout or the X7 between Southampton & Salisbury stops right outside the ground.

By Train
Totton train station is approximately 1 1/2 miles from the ground, but buses 12 & X7 as mentioned above can be caught from outside the train station.

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