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Tommy Brown

BIG-HEARTED Baggies fans are back on the fund-raising trail this weekend for the little lad who has captured their hearts.

Walsall-born Baggies fan Tommy was one of our Fans' Champions last season when The Hawthorns first heard about his brave fight against the legacy of meningitis.

Tommy was just five months old when he contracted meningococcal septicaemia and lost one leg below the knee and one above the knee, his right hand and fingers from his left hand.

Touched by his story and loving his brave walk to the Premier League plinth to deliver the match ball for the game against Stoke, Albion fans came to the aid of his parents' fight to raise up to £20,000 towards improved prosthetics to help the five-year-old.

Chris Brunt and James Morrison put in star appearances at a fund-raiser in April and now it's the turn of the old heroes to help with another bumper night of Albion legends, laughs and stories at the Pearl Banqueting Suite, 37 Grice Street, West Bromwich on Saturday, July 29 (7pm).

Andy Johnson, 'Super' Bob Taylor, Geoff Horsfield and Graham Williams are among the old favourites attending an event for which a few of the £10 tickets are remaining.

"He's a special little boy," says 'A.J.'

"I've met his family and it will be a privilege to do my bit on Saturday night."

You can contact the lead fund-raiser and Baggies devotee Debbie Green (07505 729139) to book your place.

So far Debbie has helped swell the fund to more than £11,000 and the Club will be once again be sending along some treasured items for auction to help lift the tally still further.