Almost £20,000 has been raised for charity by the sale of Brentford shirts. Football in the UK has come together again to show its support for the Royal British Legion. Players up and down the country proudly wore the poppy on their shirts in the lead up to this year’s Remembrance Day and these were auctioned for charity.
Brentford FC continues to show support for the Armed Forces community, with all players bearing the poppy on their shirts for the games against Norwich City on Saturday 6 November and Burnley the week before. The match-worn shirts were available to auction, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. A total of £18,599 was raised.
A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND REMEMBRANCE
The poppy is the enduring symbol of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and also for those who continue to defend and improve our way of life today. This resilient flower flourished in the midst of destruction, becoming a symbol of hope and a peaceful future.
AT THE HEART OF SOCIETY FOR A CENTURY
This year marks the centenary of the Royal British Legion. For 100 years the Royal British Legion has cared for our active and retired service personnel and their families by supporting them in a variety of ways. To celebrate this milestone, fans also had the opportunity to bid on an additional range of exclusive prizes that have been kindly made available by the Royal British Legion’s partners and ambassadors. Thjose auctions have also ended with thousands raised.