Second winner of our Pompey ticket prize

Olly Hounsfield with Guy Whittingham

Olly Hounsfield with Guy Whittingham

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TODAY, as Pompey meet Morecambe FC on the pitch at Fratton Park, another worthy winner of our ticket giveaway will be watching.

The News has bought tickets for each of Pompey’s home games this season through the Pompey’s 12th Man initiative, which aims to raise money for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust to buy shares in PFC.

It is a way for Pompey fans who might not be able to get to games because of financial hardship or personal crises to be able to watch their team play.

And this week it’s the turn of Olly Hounsfield.

He is a 15-year-old Pompey fan who, despite living in Surrey, supports the Blues as much as he can.

He grew up supporting Chelsea, but switched his allegiance to Pompey after driving through the city on the way to visit his grandmother on the Isle of Wight.

However, despite his youth he wants to do more, and raise money for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust by doing a skydive when he turns 16.

Olly said: ‘I’m a dedicated Pompey fan who aims to see as many games as possible.

‘However, with my mum’s financial struggles this can be difficult.

‘I am a big fan of the club and the new era, and by not buying tickets or season tickets, I feel as if I am not contributing to the cause as much as everyone else.’

Olly is hoping that half the money he raises will go to Pompey’s 12th Man, and the other half he will give to Help for Heroes, the military charity, as his father is in the army.

The News will be giving away more tickets for the Chesterfield match on August 31.

Email newsdesk@thenews.co.uk by Tuesday, August 27.

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