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United shirts raise £5,943 for Poppy Appeal

19 December 2018

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Sky Bet auction of match-worn Blades Poppy shirts.
Over £350,000 raised in three-season partnership.

Signed United shirts have raised £5,943 for the UK's largest Armed Forces charity, The Royal British Legion, in this season's Sky Bet Poppy Shirt Auction.

Match-worn Poppy shirts from the Steel City Derby on 9th November were auctioned on the CharityStars website.

The shirts raised an average of £349 with Billy Sharp's shirt raising the most, £600.

The money raised will be used by the Legion to support the vital welfare services it provides to the Armed Forces community, such as the Battle Back Centre in Lilleshall which helps wounded, injured and sick Service personnel to achieve their best possible recovery and either return to Service duty or to make a smooth transition to civilian life.

The Royal British Legion's Ben France said: "As the Centenary of the First World War comes to a close, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to say Thank You to the First World War generation, who served, sacrificed and changed our world forever.

"That's not just the British Armed Forces, but those who fought alongside from all corners of the world, and the men, women and children who played their part and suffered hardships at home.

"With the auction of the 2018 poppy shirts, we're hugely grateful for the continuing support of our partners Sky Bet and the clubs of the English Football League. Through the incredible generosity of the fans, we will ensure today's Armed Forces and their families receive the support they need, and their unique contribution is never forgotten"

* Mark Duffy's shirt was raffled in the Blades Superstore, raising additional funds for The Royal British Legion.


Dean Henderson £476
George Baldock £325
Enda Stevens £210
John Fleck £375
Jack O'Connell £475
Chris Basham £450
Leon Clarke £300
Billy Sharp £600
John Egan £500
Paul Coutts £375
Oliver Norwood £575
David McGoldrick £355
Kieron Freeman £290
Richard Stearman £145
Marvin Johnson £122
Simon Moore £170
Connor Washington £200

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