THE Yellow Army and Woking FC fans showed their support for one of their former players at Monday’s game when they raised over a thousand pounds for Damon Lathrope.

Damon was forced to retire from the game in February after suffering a badly broken leg playing for Woking against Boreham Wood. He previously spent two spells with Torquay United making over 150 appearances and the Yellow Army dug deep to help one of their own.

The collection raised was £1,211, which will be doubled by Torquay United owner Clarke Osborne to a total of £2,422. All of this money will go to support Damon and his family in his recovery and first steps away from playing professional football.

The Club would like to thank the Yellow Army and the away fans from Woking for their generosity, and the players and parents from our youth system who helped with the collection.

Woking Football Club set up a fundraising page for Damon and anyone can donate by clicking here.

Torquay United supporter Joseph Pope is among a group of fans that are staging a match at Plainmoor to help Damon. It takes place on May 6 with a 1pm kick-off time and will feature TUFC stars of the past.  Donations will be taken at the turnstile. You can find out more about it here.