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17 November 2016

Clubs to pay tribute to the fallen this weekend

THIS weekend will see the EFL continue its tributes to fallen servicemen, women and former players as part of its 'EFL Remembers' campaign.

All 24 Sky Bet Championship teams will be wearing Poppy shirts and the matches will be played with a limited edition Mitre Poppy ball.

A minute's silence will also be observed prior to each game, including the Canaries' contest with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday (3pm).

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.

Carrow Road paid its tributes before the game against Leeds United a fortnight ago, with service personnel collecting for the Poppy Appeal around the stadium, World War Two veterans Jack Griffiths and Francis 'Robbie' Burns presenting the matchball as the day's Community Heroes and a minute's silence held before kick-off.

Further details on the auction of the Poppy shirts and Poppy ball will be released in due course.

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