The club can confirm the funeral of the late, great Jimmy Greaves will take place this Friday (22 October) and will be a private occasion attended by close friends and family only.
The Greaves family have asked us to relay the following statement on their behalf:
'We cannot begin to describe how overwhelmed we have been by the outpouring of tributes from fans across the world following Dad’s passing last month.
'The family recognises that many would like to pay their respects at Dad’s funeral and hope that supporters will understand why we shall be keeping this a private occasion.
'We advise supporters not to send flowers as, due to current circumstances, we would be unable to donate these to hospitals or care homes as is tradition.
'Instead, we know that it would mean the world to Dad if fans were able to make a donation, however large or small, to the Jimmy Greaves Foundation, which would benefit three amazing causes that were extremely close to his heart – Alcoholics Anonymous, the Stroke Association and the Dogs Trust.'
For more on the Jimmy Greaves Foundation, please visit: https://jimmygreaves.foundation/