A day for Richard House

West Ham United fans more than played their part in a whole host of events in support of the Richard House children's hospice against the backdrop of the derby with Chelsea.

Richard House in Beckton is one of two official charities the club is proud to have linked up with this season along with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. As Mark Noble and Anton Ferdinand have seen at first hand with visits to the hospice, Richard House helps children and their families by providing respite from the emotional and physical trauma living with a terminal illness can bring.

As well as all the donations generously given at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday, fans can also show their support online. In doing so, they can also take part in a special West Ham United shield, tickets and signed shirt auction on the Richard House official website. Click here for more information on the auction as well as how you can make a donation.

Saturday's events:

* A video appeal led by Lucas Neill to get fans to donate £1 by texting RICHARD to 82085. (Each text will be charged at a rate of £1 of which Richard House will receive 56p or more dependent on your provider's network.)

* The players wore Richard House T-shirts for the warm-up

* Penalty shoot-out competition involving local schoolchildren who have supported Richard House (their match tickets were kindly donated by Newham Council) and Academy goalkeeper Peter Loveday. Each competitor got a West Ham United goody bag and the winner received match tickets and hospitality for four at the Blackburn Rovers game.

* Special programme feature including an exclusive interview with patron Joe Cole

* A week of online text and video coverage on whufc.com and WHUTV

* Bucket collections in and around the ground

* Raffles in all the hospitality suites

* Shop staff donned T-shirts with club employees wore pin badges received in exchange for donations.

* Information leaflets were given out around the ground

Mark Noble I Anton Ferdinand & Carlton Cole

Click here to find out more about Richard House