City supporting Poppy Day
- Sat 10 Nov 2012, 1:31PM
- Posted by David Clayton
City will be embracing the spirit of Remembrance Sunday with a series of fundraising activities that will benefit the Royal British Legion.
In an now annual event, City players will wear special shirts with embroidered poppies on and these will be auctioned after the match with Tottenham.
The auction will be open from Monday 12 to Monday 26 November. E-mail your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘Royal British Legion shirt auction’.
Include the name of the player whose shirt you would like to bid for, your phone number, address and the amount you would like to bid. Every penny goes to the RBL.
There will also be a bucket collection, giant centre-circle poppy held by 15 servicemen and each team will be lead out by three servicemen.
There will also be a one minute silence and reading of exhortation and Mike Summerbee and the Club Reverend will lay a wreath at 11am
Charles Byrne, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion, said: “The Royal British Legion is extremely grateful for the support that Manchester City is giving the Poppy Appeal once again this year.
“We look forward to seeing the players, manager and staff wearing their poppies with pride over the coming days.”
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity, spending £1.7 million every week on direct, practical care for serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
This is a fantastic cause – please show your support in whatever way you can.