Hundreds of Crystal Palace fans turn out to meet Eagles legend Julian Speroni
Hundreds of fans turned up at a charity shop to meet one of their footballing idols.
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni swapped the football pitch for the sales pitch on Thursday when he took to the tills at the Marie Curie Cancer Care shop in Caterham.
Speroni signing somebody's head. The goalkeeper said it was the first time he has been asked to do that.
More than 300 fans turned up to meet the popular goalkeeper who was encouraging people to volunteer with the charity.
Speroni stayed for nearly two hours signing photos, shirts, books and even somebody’s forehead as he chatted to customers.
He said: “I was delighted to be invited to pop along and support my local Marie Curie shop in Caterham.
“The stock was amazing and they have some wonderful gifts for Christmas. I would urge everyone to sign up and become a volunteer if they are able to spare a few hours of their time.
“If you have any unwanted items please drop them off at the shop. It raises vital funds to support the wonderful work the Marie Curie nurses provide.”
Fans got shirts, footballs and posters signed by the Palace legend
Karen Green, a volunteer at the shop and a Croydon Champions nominee, said it was great to have the Argentine along.
He said: “We were thrilled to have Julian here, He was a huge draw and very generous with his time and support.
“He is a fabulous ambassador for the club and it is great that he is willing to represent the charity like this.”
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