This November, we are proud to once again join football clubs across the country to show our support for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
We have decided to incorporate the poppies insignia into the design of the shirts that will be distributed for our forthcoming match versus Birmingham City during the Remembrance period as a way of showing our support for the charity.
Fans will be able to purchase any of these poppy-adorned shirts through private online auctions at MatchWornShirt.com/poppy, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. These jerseys will be individually signed by the athlete who wore them, adding to their value and turning them into a one-of-a-kind piece of sports history.
The 2022 Poppy Appeal campaign by MatchWornShirt was a huge success, raising almost £900,000 for the RBL.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal takes place from Thursday 26 October until Remembrance Sunday on 12 November. Every year the RBL leads the nation in Remembrance across the UK to honour the contribution of our Armed Forces community, past and present.
Since it was first worn as an act of Remembrance just over 100 years ago, the red poppy has become an enduring symbol of support for our Armed Forces. Remembrance unites people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.
This year, the iconic poppy has been given a make-over and is now completely plastic-free and easily recycled. The new poppy, which has been revamped for the first time in 28 years, is made entirely from paper, no longer has a single-use plastic stem or centre and can be recycled through ordinary household recycling collections.
Every donation to the RBL’s Poppy Appeal helps to provide vital support to the Armed Forces community and ensure their unique contribution is never forgotten.
To help the Royal British Legion continue its vital work, head to MatchWornShirt’s website and get involved in one of the many auctions for this year’s Poppy Appeal: