Shots Honour Chappie With 22nd Minute Applause

Aldershot Town supporters are asked to join in a celebration of the life of Steve ‘Chappie’ Chapman in the 22nd minute of tonight’s home game against Maidstone United.

Shots Commercial Manager Mark Butler has recently begun the ‘22 Press Ups For 22 Days’ challenge to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition which claimed Chappie’s life in 2011.

Part of the challenge is to nominate one friend per day, and Mark has nominated East Bank regulars Ricky Cope and Scott Lorimer, who will lead the crowd in a minute’s applause during the 22nd minute tonight.

All fans are invited to join in the applause, wherever you are in the stadium.

Jackie, Steve’s wife, said: “I’m so pleased that this is being done. PTSD needs more support, it is a deadly condition that sadly takes too many from us. I thank everybody who has been involved in organising this tribute. Chappie would be so proud of his club.”

It is estimated that 22 people each day commit suicide due to PTSD, an anxiety disorder caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events such as military combat, violent attacks, road accidents or natural disasters.