Model Hayley Mac gets �2k from West Ham fans for Richard House hospice

Fans showed their loving side at West Ham when they donated �2,000 in loose change to a children’s hospice during a Valentine’s night top-of-the-table match.

They filled the buckets brought round by an army of volunteers from Richard House Hospice at Beckton in east London before and after Tuesday’s home game at Upton Park when they drew 1-1 against Southampton.

Many donated by text at half time after an appeal by Miss Commonwealth International, model Hayley Mac, who was accompanied by Miss Essex Syndey Fennings and Miss Teen Essex Sasha Wright.

Top scorer Mark Noble, who got West Ham’s only goal on the night and is also a Richard House patron, said afterwards: “We are a family club and do what we can for the hospice.”

The seventh annual ‘charity awareness’ match raised enough for two children to stay a full weekend at the hospice, which supports 270 families with youngsters, many with life-threatening conditions.