Poppy shirts raise fantastic figure

The auction for signed, match-worn Wolves poppy shirts raised an incredible £13,828 for The Royal British Legion.

Wolves’ 21 poppy shirts, worn against Arsenal and Aston Villa in November, helped raised vital funds to help provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

The total raised sees an incredible rise of almost £3,000 on the 2019 figure, and given the current circumstances, gives great credit to Wolves supporters, who gave so generously.

The UK Armed Forces are playing a leading role in tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, particularly through supporting the NHS with temporary hospitals, delivering medical supplies and personal protective equipment.

There are currently 20,000 military personnel on standby as part of the 'COVID Support Force' and, the British Legion will continue to support beneficiaries and the Armed Forces community during these challenging times, particularly for the elderly and most vulnerable

Director of fundraising at The Royal British Legion, Claire Rowcliffe, said: “The Legion would like to thank Wolves for all its support during the Poppy Appeal.

“Having the poppy worn on their shirts has not only helped uphold the memory of the fallen, it has also generated such an incredible amount to help make a real difference to the lives of service men and women, veterans and their loved ones, when they need it most.”