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POPPY APPEAL 2016

3 November 2016

Ground collection and a minute's silence on Saturday

SATURDAY's match against Leeds United will see the Club mark its annual support for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Prior to the game service personnel will be collecting for the Poppy Appeal around the stadium and a minute’s silence will be held before kick-off as an act of remembrance.

The players will have poppies on their shirts for both this match and the forthcoming game at QPR, when they will join all other Sky Bet Championship clubs in supporting the appeal.

The Club will also be delighted to welcome as its Community Heroes Jack Griffiths, 94, and Francis 'Robbie' Burns, 91, who both served their country in World War Two.

Also this weekend, former England manager Roy Hodgson and his wife Sheila will be joining directors as guests of Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones to watch the game.

Between November 12 and 19 the EFL and all 72 member clubs will unite to pay tribute to fallen servicemen, women and former players as part of Remembrance Sunday commemorations and the First World War Centenary.  

During the weekend of November 19, when City play away at QPR, all 24 Sky Bet Championship teams will be wearing poppy shirts and the matches will be played with a limited edition poppy ball.

To date, Sky Bet and EFL clubs have together raised nearly £250,000 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal from auctioning match-worn poppy shirts.

The shirts and balls from this year’s Remembrance fixtures will be auctioned to help support the fantastic work the British Legion does by supporting members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round.

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