Rotherham United are delighted to confirm that our auctioned match-worn Poppy shirts issued to players for our dedicated Remembrance Day fixture against Sunderland helped raise a total of £7,114 with all profits going to The Royal British Legion.
The Millers once supported this year’s Poppy Appeal, helping to raise funds for the Royal British Legion by donating the shirts worn during the scintillating 5-1 victory over Sunderland on 30th October.
We are always really proud to support the RBL and we hope that our tribute to our fallen servicemen and women further displays just how much the club values the sacrifices made by those who gave their today so that we could have a tomorrow.
18 shirts – all proudly sporting a poppy in the centre – were made available for auction, with fans bidding from all over the globe to get their hands on a unique piece of Rotherham United memorabilia.
Two-goal heroes Michael Smith and Freddie Ladapo saw their shirts sold for £620 and £615 respectively, with no shirt selling for less than £230.
The shirts were available to bid on until 27th November, with the furthest bid coming from 5,496 miles away in the United States, with other international interest in the likes of Irealnd, France and Sweden.
Rotherham United would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who took part in the auction and helped us continue our support to the Poppy Appeal.