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Proudly supporting our Armed Forces on Remembrance Sunday

Posted on 8 November 2013  - 13:03

We will welcome members of the 2nd and 4th Battalions of the Rifles regiment, MTS CCF Army Cadets and other distinguished guests representing the Armed Forces to White Hart Lane for our Premier League match with Newcastle on Remembrance Sunday.

Members of the 2nd and 4th Battalion of the Rifles Regiment  meet the lads before training on FridayHugo and Michael with members of the 2nd and 4th Battalion of the Rifles Regiment Goalkeepers Jonathan Miles and Hugo Lloris meet members of the 2nd and 4th Battalion of the Rifles Regiment

As part of our annual support for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, our players will be wearing special edition Poppy shirts during the match, which will be individually signed and auctioned to raise funds for the charity after the game.

In addition, the team will wear Poppies on their walkout jackets, with Michael Dawson wearing the Poppy on his Under Armour boots and Hugo Lloris doing likewise on his goalkeeper gloves.

Members of the 2nd and 4th Battalions of the Rifles regiment will form a guard of honour to welcome the two teams onto the pitch for the 12noon kick off.

A Poppy Wreath will then be placed on the centre circle by Coran Ashworth, brother of Lance Corporal James Ashworth, a Spurs fan who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross earlier this year for an act of bravery in Afghanistan.

Please show your respects for those who have lost their lives in Armed conflict during a minute’s silence that will take place ahead of kick-off.

As you arrive at White Hart Lane ahead of the match, you will be greeted by MTS CCF Army Cadets holding a bucket collection around the stadium, with poppies available from all White Hart Lane receptions and match-day retail stores. Please give generously if you are able to.

Charles Byrne, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion, added: “The Royal British Legion is extremely grateful for the support that Tottenham Hotspur is giving the Poppy Appeal once again this year. We look forward to seeing the players, manager and staff wearing their poppies with pride."

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity, providing practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

The Poppy Appeal is the Legion's biggest fundraising campaign and runs year-round.