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Hundreds of signed EFL shirts go under the hammer for the Poppy Appeal

Poppy shirts worn in Remembrance fixtures to be auctioned

13 November 2017

Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the EFL, are auctioning hundreds of signed, match-worn Poppy shirts for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The shirts, from Sky Bet Championship fixtures across November, are being auctioned on the CharityStars website. There are also 48 signed shirts from Sky Bet League One and Two teams each with a poppy badge attached that will be auctioned for the cause.

Brentford's 3-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Leeds United was dedicated to the work of the Royal British Legion in supporting current and former service personnel with the matchworn shirts from that game available to bid on shortly.

The bookmaker has also donated over 400 tickets for EFL games to the Legion for use by current servicemen and women from across the UK.

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: “The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is a cause we’ve worked closely with for nearly four years and we’re always impressed by the swell of support we see from EFL clubs and their fans.

“To be in a position where we can raise a huge amount of money for such a worthwhile cause and pay our respects to those who have served our country is an honour.”

The Royal British Legion’s Ben France said: “We're grateful to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auctions and to the football league community who each year dig deep and donate to the Poppy Appeal.

“The Legion’s work is made possible thanks to the public’s generous support and the money raised from the auction will help us provide support to the Armed Forces community wherever it’s needed.”

The three previous Sky Bet Poppy shirt auctions have raised over £300,000 to date.

The shirts auctioned will come from the following fixtures:

Barnsley vs Birmingham City – 4th November

Brentford vs Leeds United – 4th November

Bristol City vs Cardiff City – 4th November

Millwall vs Burton Albion– 4th November

Cardiff City vs Brentford – 18th November

Derby County vs Reading – 4th November

Fulham vs Derby County – 18th November

Hull City vs Ipswich Town – 18th November

Leeds United vs Derby County – 31st October

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland – 5th November

Norwich City vs Derby County – 28th October

Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November

Preston North End vs Aston Villa – 1st November

QPR vs Wolves – 28th October & Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November

Reading vs Wolves – 18th November

Sheffield United vs Hull City – 4th November

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday – 4th November

Wolves vs Fulham – 3rd Nobember

To register your details to receive an alert when the shirts are listed, please visit: https://m.skybet.com/campaign/SkyBetPoppyAuction

To find out how much last seasons’ auction made, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwVrl52V5V4&


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