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Blades support 2019 Poppy Appeal at tomorrow's game

1 November 2019

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Sheffield United are again proud to support The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal, whilst we will also pay our respects to those who gave their lives for our country with a period of silence prior to kick-off at tomorrow's game with Burnley.

The match with Burnley marks our closest home game before Remembrance Sunday, with the club planning tributes ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

Prior to kick-off, representatives of our Armed Forces, Major Garry Hemmingway, Corporal Karen Walsh, Corporal James Browne and Private Jacob Marshall will be laying wreaths, whilst following the reading of the Exhortation, there will be a period of silence, which will start and end on the referee's whistle.

This year the Legion is asking the nation to remember together all those from different cultures and nationalities who have served and sacrificed in the British Armed Forces.

As a show of their support, The Premier League, including the Blades, will once again wear special-edition shirts embroidered with a poppy.

The match worn shirts, signed by each player, are available to purchase in an auction after the game, with all proceeds going to the Legion.

Fans can register their interest by visiting www.premierleague.com/poppy, with the club communicating via our media channels when the auction commences.
The Premier League has been supporting the Legion since 2012, and has so far raised £1.6 million pounds for the charity since the partnership began.

This money will help the Legion offer support in many ways including providing crisis grants, lobbying the government on issues that affect the Armed Forces community, providing sport and art-based recovery programmes and advising on benefits and money problems.

Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion said: "This year we have marked a number of commemorative dates that remind us of the close relationships the British Armed Forces has with partners from around the world. That's why this year we're encouraging the nation to remember together and honour the sacrifice made by the peoples and nations who served alongside each other to protect our way of life.

"We are extremely grateful for the support the Premier League clubs and the football community show the Poppy Appeal every year. The Legion's work is entirely dependent on the public's generous support - so please wear your poppy with pride, knowing you have made a real difference to the lives of Service men and women, veterans and their loved ones."




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