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U's Get Behind Poppy Appeal

EFL to auction shirts for Poppy Appeal

30 October 2017

Oxford United will be fully supporting this year's Poppy Appeal.

The U's will be wearing special Poppy Shirts when we welcome Northampton Town on 11th November, to be sold after the game.

In addition 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, including the U's,  each with a poppy badge attached that will be auctioned for the cause.

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.

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


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