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READ | Rotherham shirts raise £3,561 for British Legion Poppy Appeal

3 December 2018

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Signed Rotherham shirts have raised £3,561 for the UK’s largest Armed Forces charity, The Royal British Legion, in this season’s Sky Bet Poppy Shirt Auction.

Match-worn Poppy shirts from Rotherham’s 2-1 victory over Swansea City on 3rd November were auctioned on the CharityStars website.

The shirts raised an average of £178 with Semi Ajayi’s shirt raising the most, £324.

The money raised will be used by the Legion to support the vital welfare services it provides to the Armed Forces community, such as the Battle Back Centre in Lilleshall which helps wounded, injured and sick Service personnel to achieve their best possible recovery and either return to Service duty or to make a smooth transition to civilian life.

The Royal British Legion’s Ben France said: “As the Centenary of the First World War comes to a close, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to say Thank You to the First World War generation, who served, sacrificed and changed our world forever.

“That’s not just the British Armed Forces, but those who fought alongside from all corners of the world, and the men, women and children who played their part and suffered hardships at home.

“With the auction of the 2018 poppy shirts, we’re hugely grateful for the continuing support of our partners Sky Bet and the clubs of the English Football League. Through the incredible generosity of the fans, we will ensure today’s Armed Forces and their families receive the support they need, and their unique contribution is never forgotten”

The auction remains ongoing with signed, match-worn Poppy shirts from clubs throughout the EFL available in the coming weeks.

Player name

Closing price

Anthony Forde


Ben Wiles


Billy Jones


Clark Robertson


Joe Newell


Jon Taylor


Lewis Price


Marek Rodak


Matthew Palmer


Michael Smith


Richard Wood


Semi Ajayi


Kyle Vassell


Will Vaulks


Ryan Williams


Richie Towell


Joe Mattock


Zak Vyner


Ryan Manning


Jamie Proctor


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