West and East stands cash turnstiles for tonight's JPT fixture.
- Latics host Blackpool at 7.15pm in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
- Cash turnstiles open on the West and East stands. South stand closed.
- Adults £5.00, under 18s just £1.00.
Get behind Latics in tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Quarter Final against Blackpool at the DW Stadium, with cash turnstiles open on the West and East stands for the 7.15pm kick off at just £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for under 18s. Seating will be unreserved.
Supporters wishing to pay on the turnstiles are advised to arrive in good time ahead of the game to reduce queuing times.
A minute's silence will also be observed ahead of kick off, for which we encourage supporters to arrive early to their seats in order to pay our respects to those who have fallen in service of their country.
Amelia and Mum, Whitney Morris.
Latics' Chairman David Sharpe has pledged to donate every under 18 entry fee to the Amelia Morris Christmas fund, the Beech Hill two-year old who has Tay Sachs disease, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system and affects just one in every 320,000 babies in the UK.
Amelia is not expected to live much beyond Christmas unfortunately and her parents Whitney and Jonathan are hoping to raise enough money to decorate their house with festive lights and give little Amelia a Christmas to remember.
Now the family, Whitney, Jonathan, Amelia and their two year old daughter Emily, will not only be in attendance at tonight's game as personal guests of David Sharpe, but the Chairman wants to make sure that every pound the club receive for under 18 supporters will go to Amelia’s fund.
“I read about Amelia’s story in the press,” he said, “and like everyone was moved by it. The family live less than a mile from the DW Stadium, so it seems the right thing to do to help someone in our local community who is undergoing such a tough time. It’s the least we can do.”
With prices at just £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for Under 18s, plus the fact it kicks off at 7.15pm, the club are hoping that families and younger fans come to support the team on its latest cup quest.
David Sharpe said: “Hopefully, when the fans see that their money will be going to such a worthy cause, they will come along to support the team, but more importantly to support Amelia and her family. It's the least we can do, hopefully we can the family the Christmas they deserve.”
The CATS Foundation (Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs) have been in touch with the family providing care and support.
For more information about CATS, go to www.cats-foundation.org
Daniel Lewi and his wife Patricia founded the charity when their six-year-old daughter Amelie was diagnosed with the condition.
To donate to Amelia's lights fund [click here].