Arsenal to wear poppies in shirts at Wolves

Arsenal Football Club will commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day at their match at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, with the entire Arsenal team wearing a special one-off shirt with a poppy embroidered into the Club’s blue away kit for the day.
 
In honour of those servicemen and women who have given their lives for peace, the special shirts will be used for fundraising purposes with all monies going towards The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
 
Arsenal Chairman, Peter Hill-Wood said: “Our players are all proud to wear this special shirt. It’s extremely important that as a Club, we pay our respects and remember the many people who’ve given their lives for our freedom. We hope that our special shirts with embroidered poppies can raise vital funds for those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces.”
 
Following Saturday’s match, the shirts will be signed by each player and auctioned and raffled in aid of these two organisations that support servicemen and women and their families.
 
Further details on how to bid for one of the special shirts will appear next week on Arsenal.com and in future Matchday programmes.
 
For further information on the Poppy Appeal and The Royal British Legion, please visit www.poppy.org.uk.
 
For further information about Help For Heroes, please visit www.HelpForHeroes.org.uk.

2 Nov 2009