The Premier League is proud to support The Poppy Appeal 2018, as The Royal British Legion says ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation.
The Legion is marking 100 years since the end of World War I and asks the nation to say thanks to those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
Premier League players will once again wear special-edition shirts embroidered with a poppy in matches played in the lead-up to Remembrance weekend. The match-worn shirts will then be signed and made available for purchase in an auction, with all proceeds going to the Legion.
In addition to the shirt auction, Premier League match officials will be using a bespoke ‘Thank You’ coin for the pre-match coin toss.
The Premier League has been supporting the Legion since 2012 and has so far raised more than £1.5 million pounds for the charity.
The funds help offer support in many ways, including: providing crisis grants; researching the long-lasting impact of blast injuries on the body; 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 Poppy Appeal, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation. That’s not just the British Armed Forces, but those who fought alongside them and the countless men, women and children who played their part on the home front.
“We’re incredibly pleased that the Premier League has chosen to support The Royal British Legion for the seventh year running. All the money generously donated by the fans will help us support today’s Armed Forces community through hardships, injury and bereavements.”
To find out more about The Royal British Legion shirt auction visit www.premierleague.com/poppy.