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Posted Friday, March 16th 2018

Poppy shirts go under the hammer for charity

Poppy shirts worn by Bristol City players in the 2-1 victory over Cardiff City are going under the hammer as part of the Sky Bet Poppy Auction.

The auction of signed memorabilia from across the EFL’s 72 clubs is raising money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

There are ten match-worn City shirts up for grabs from the November 4th fixture. They are listed for auction on the CharityStars website.

Bristol City's 2-1 win brought them within a point of the Bluebirds and solidified them a place in the play-off positions, thanks to goals from Callum O’Dowda and Aden Flint.

Sky Bet has helped to raise £310,000 for the Royal British Legion in the four years it has been associated with the charity, thanks to the help of fans and clubs throughout the EFL.

Sky Bet confirmed auctioned City shirts raised £2,162 for the Armed Forces charity in 2016.

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: “The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is a cause we’ve worked closely with for nearly four years and we’re always impressed by the swell of support we see from EFL clubs and their fans.

“To be in a position where we can raise a huge amount of money for such a worthwhile cause and pay our respects to those who have served our country is an honour.”

The Royal British Legion’s Ben France said: “We're grateful to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auctions and to the football league community who each year dig deep and donate to the Poppy Appeal.

“The Legion’s work is made possible thanks to the public’s generous support and the money raised from the auction will help us provide support to the Armed Forces community wherever it’s needed.”

Other shirts included in the auction are from the following fixtures:

  • Barnsley vs Birmingham City – 4th November
  • Brentford vs Leeds United – 4th November
  • Millwall vs Burton Albion– 4th November
  • Cardiff City vs Brentford – 18th November
  • Derby County vs Reading – 4th November
  • Fulham vs Derby County – 18th November
  • Hull City vs Ipswich Town – 18th November
  • Leeds United vs Derby County – 31st October
  • Middlesbrough vs Sunderland – 5th November
  • Norwich City vs Derby County – 28th October
  • Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November
  • Preston North End vs Aston Villa – 1st November
  • QPR vs Wolves – 28th October & Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November
  • Reading vs Wolves – 18th November
  • Sheffield United vs Hull City – 4th November
  • Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday – 4th November
  • Wolves vs Fulham – 3rd November

Click here to place a bid on one of the shirts in the Sky Bet Poppy Auction.

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