THE Longford Football Club will use its final match of the season on Saturday to raise money for a woman seriously injured after being kicked in the head by a horse earlier this year.
Mother-of-three Kellie Sheppard, who worked at Longford Mitre 10, spent several weeks at the Royal Hobart Hospital in a coma following the accident on March 22.
Mrs Sheppard has undergone several operations and remains in hospital in Hobart where she has started rehabilitation therapy while waiting for her final surgery.
Mrs Sheppard's mother Toni Hibbs said she was showing fantastic determination and that many "cheeky moments" were starting to shine through again.
Mrs Hibbs is regularly by her daughter's said and Mrs Sheppard's husband Martin divides his time between Hobart with Kellie and home with the children.
"There has been fantastic support and it has just been fabulous knowing that there are so many people thinking and caring about her," Mrs Hibbs said.
"She is really looking forward to getting home and she is making good progress every day.
"At four months and one day she went outside for the first-time in a wheelchair for some fresh air and there are little milestones that are happening all the time."
The Tigers take on Rocherlea at home and club president Colin Target encouraged as many people as possible to attend the match in support of Mrs Sheppard.
Mr Target said a crane would be used for someone in the crowd to toss the coin before the seniors' game started at 2pm.
"When patrons first come into the ground the club is going to ask for a gold coin donation, we will get their names and put them all into a hat to see who gets to go into the crane to toss the coin," he said.
"During the day we will also have raffles for Kellie to try and raise as much money as we can.
"We want to get involved in the community to show that we are there if anyone needed us."