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READ | Match-worn poppy shirts now available for auction

16 November 2020

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Rotherham United’s commemorative match worn poppy shirts from their Sky Bet Championship fixture with Preston North End on Saturday 7th November are now available to bid for online, with all proceeds going towards the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2020.

As a show of their support, a number of Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two Clubs once again wore special-edition shirts embroidered with a poppy in matches played in the lead-up to Remembrance Weekend.

This year we honour the unique service and sacrifice of all who fought during the Second World War, and that of today’s Armed Forces, who have stood alongside essential workers on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Legion’s work is more vital than ever this year as the charity supports communities through additional hardships, from those struggling with social isolation, financial difficulties and unemployment, to those who have lost loved ones and are facing homelessness.

Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had an overwhelming impact on people’s livelihoods and way of life, leaving some in the Armed Forces community in dire need of urgent help and support.  

“We are extremely grateful for the support the EFL clubs and the football community show the Poppy Appeal every year. The Legion’s work is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support, and this year we need that support more than ever, so we can ensure that those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf are looked after. Every poppy counts.”

The match-worn shirts from the Millers’ 2-1 victory over Preston North End, which proudly sport a poppy, have been personally signed and are now available to auction.

This provides supporters with the chance to get their hands on some unique memorabilia, with all proceeds going towards The Royal British Legion.

If you wish to place a bid, please CLICK HERE.

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