About the Legion
10 December 2012
Hurry last days! Only a few signed poppy shirts still up for auction on the Legion's ebay store.
For the second consecutive year, the poppy was emblazoned on all 20 Premier League clubs on Remembrance weekend, with every team auctioning off shirts for the Poppy Appeal.
Arsenal Football Club players wore shirts embroidered with a poppy during the Remembrance weekend home game against Fulham.
The match-worn shirts were auctioned via Club channels to help raise funds for members of the Poppy Appeal, supporting our Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
Aston Villa paid tribute to our brave Armed Forces at the Remembrance weekend game against Manchester United with a host of activities around the stadium. The match day was being dedicated to Service personnel past and present, along with a minute silence before kick-off and a performance from the Mercian Regimental band.
Last year Chelsea helped launch the Poppy Appeal, and this year their support continued with the team wearing poppy shirts during the Remembrance weekend game. Members of the Armed Forces led the Chelsea team onto the pitch and a collection took place around the stands.
On game day, Chelsea fans generously donated £15,122 to the Poppy Appeal, through bucket collections and the matchday raffle.
Everton came up against Sunderland during Remembrance weekend in poppy adorned shirts and 300 tickets for the game were donated to the Armed Forces. A representative from each of the Armed Forces was invited to lay a poppy wreath on the centre circle before kick-off, and the captain of each team also lay a wreath, followed by one minute silence, accompanied by two standard bearers from the Legion.
Liverpool donned poppy shirts for Remembrance Sunday and generously donated 20 signed shirts worn during the game for auction.
Following the previous weekend's support during Manchester City's game against West Ham, the team also honoured our fallen Service men and women at their game on Remembrance Sunday. Service personnel led the team on to the pitch, followed by wreath laying in the centre and one minute silence. The team also donated 50 tickets to the Legion.
Manchester United wore poppy shirts for Manchester United v Aston Villa game on Saturday 10 November. The team generously donated 16 game worn and signed shirts for auction.
Newcastle generously donated signed poppy shirts for auction.
Norwich City players showed their support to this year's Poppy Appeal by playing in City's black Errea away strip featuring a distinctive red poppy printed on the front of each shirt for the match at the Madejski Stadium.
Queens Park Rangers
The Queens Park Rangers wore poppy branded shirts in the game against Stoke City on Saturday 10 November. The team donated 16 game worn and signed shirts for auction.
Reading played Norwich during Remembrance weekend and commemorated our Armed Forces with poppy collections, one minute silence and a performance by Reading Scottish pipe band.
The Southampton wore poppy shirts in the game against Swansea City on Saturday 10 November. The team generously donated signed game worn shirts for auction.
Stoke City came up against QPR at the weekend and supported our troops with poppy collections, one minute silence as well as donning a poppy pre-game.
Stoke City generously donated signed poppy shirts for auction, and the highest bid was £750 for Charlie Adam's shirt.
Swansea City wore poppy shirts in the Saturday 10 November game against Southampton. 16 poppy shirts worn during the game were donated for auction.
Tottenham wore poppy shirts in support of the Legion on Saturday 3 November in their game against Wigan Athletic. As fans arrived at White Hart Lane ahead of the match, they were greeted by MTS CCF Army Cadets, holding a bucket collection, with poppies available from all White Hart Lane receptions and match-day retail stores.
Tottenham generously donated two shirts from each player for auction, resulting in a total near £30,000 raised for the Poppy Appeal. The highest bid of £2250 was paid for Gareth Bale's signed poppy shirt.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion played Wigan on Remembrance Sunday wearing poppy shirts. 18 signed and game worn shirts are being auctioned for the Poppy Appeal.
West Ham United
West Ham donned poppy shirts for the game against Newcastle on Remembrance Sunday. West Ham donated 14 game worn and signed shirts for auction.
Wigan played West Bromwich Albion and the team honoured Remembrance Sunday with one minute silence and a poppy collection. Representatives from the Armed Forces were on the pitch while a wreath was laid in the centre circle in memory of a fan who died in an RAF plane crash earlier this year.
The Blackburn Rovers played in poppy shirts against Birmingham on Saturday 10 November. The team generously donated 14 game worn and signed shirts for auction.
Bristol City generously donated 18 poppy shirts that were worn for the visit of Charlton Athletic to Ashton Gate on Remembrance Sunday. They were individually signed and personalised to the winning bidder.