The appeal hopes to encourage communities to join together in Remembrance activities of all sorts, to remember the wide-ranging contributions people from all cultures and backgrounds have made through their service.
As a show of their support, The Premier League will once again wear special-edition shirts embroidered with a poppy in matches played in the lead-up to this year’s Remembrance weekend.
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.
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.”
A huge thank you to everyone who registered for a Signed Poppy Shirt!