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23 May 2023

Football comes together in support of the Armed Forces community

- Over £799k raised through Premier League, EFL and WSL
- Money raised for Royal British Legion through Match-Worn Shirt
- Huddersfield Town shirt auctions raised £5,317

As part of the 2022 Poppy Appeal, football clubs across the country came together in remembrance.

Each year, Premier League, EFL and WSL clubs from across England and Wales proudly adorn the poppy to their playing shirts for the fixtures around Remembrance Day as a mark of respect and solidarity with the Armed Forces community.

In 2022, as with previous years, these shirts then went under the hammer to raise vital funds for the incredible work of the Royal British Legion.

Thanks to the generosity of football fans, the auction of shirts from this year’s Remembrance fixtures has been the most successful to date, raising more than £799,000 for the Armed Forces community.

Huddersfield Town’s shirt auctions alone raised a total of £5,317 towards the total raised for the Royal British Legion charity.

The money raised helps the Royal British Legion to provide comprehensive support to the Armed Forces community across key areas like financial support, advice, employment, mobility, housing, and mental health.

Their Battle Back Centre offers transformative assistance to wounded, injured, or sick armed forces personnel and the programme is designed to help grow confidence and improve motivation.

Since 2019, the Royal British Legion have worked with Match-Worn Shirt to bolster their fundraising efforts and give football fans the chance to own a unique piece of sporting memorabilia by bidding for shirts worn in these remembrance fixtures. In the four years of the collaboration, over £2 million has been raised, 2022 represented the most successful year yet with football fans helping raise more than £799,000.

Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Royal British Legion, Ben France, commented:

“The support of football fans across the country has been invaluable to our operation.

“The generosity shown through the auction of shirts but also via bucket collections and other activations really makes such a difference.”

Thank you for your support, Terriers!

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