At our Premier League match with Watford on Friday, November 8, we will remember those who have lost their lives fighting for the UK armed forces around the world.
Fans arriving will be welcomed by current service personnel and Royal British Legion volunteers who'll be holding a bucket collection outside Carrow Road.
Two wreaths will be laid pitchside - one representing Norwich City and one from visitors Watford. We shall then observe a minute’s silence that will start and end on the referee’s whistle, during which the Last Post will be played as a mark of respect to remember those who have lost their lives in service of their country.
At half-time there will be also be a pitch parade from RAF Marham, Royal Anglians, ACF Norfolk Artillery Battery, Norwich Sea Cadets and Veterans - giving fans the chance to show their appreciation to these brave men and women as they walk round the stadium.
The Canaries will have a poppy on their match shirts which will then be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal to help support members and families in the Armed Forces community. Details of the online auction will follow in due course.
Dual-branded poppy pin badges are on sale in store in the Club shop at Carrow Road and at the Fan Hub for a minimum donation of £3 to the Royal British Legion. The pin badges are limited edition and sell out fast – make sure you get hold of yours soon to avoid disappointment.
The Club is also delighted to welcome Lyn Hatch as our Community Hero. Lyn Hatch is the Community Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion and over the past nine years, her role has been to organise the Poppy Appeal across Norfolk. This involves recruiting volunteers, working with corporates and military and holding talks to share the important work the Legion carry out to help and support veterans and families who are serving in the Armed Forces.
“Every year we are kindly given the nearest home match to Remembrance Sunday to collect for the Poppy Appeal. With the help of the local military personnel, cadets and veterans we can be found at various points around the ground with our collection buckets. On behalf of the Legion, I would like to thank the generosity of Norwich fans who have been able to make a difference to the Norfolk Poppy Appeal.
“Being a veteran, I love the fact that I have the opportunity to meet so many others, I feel privileged to have met and listened to these selfless men and women of the Second World War and recent conflicts. To have the chance to work with and still be part of the Armed Forces family, knowing that we the Legion have been able to make even a small difference is incredible,” added Lyn.
Please give a warm Carrow Road welcome to our Community Hero Lyn Hatch and please join in marking a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off.