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Proudly supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Posted on 1 November 2012  - 14:00

We will begin our annual support of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal at our Premier League match against Wigan Athletic at the Lane this Saturday, November 3.

Proudly supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

The Club will undertake a number of activities aimed at celebrating our Armed Forces and raising awareness of ways in which fans can support the Poppy Appeal.

The campaign will then culminate with an online auction of the special edition Poppy shirts the players will wear in the match against Manchester City which will take place on Remembrance Sunday.

As fans arrive at White Hart Lane ahead of the match against Wigan Athletic, they will be greeted by MTS CCF Army Cadets, holding a bucket collection prior to the game, with poppies available from all White Hart Lane receptions and match-day retail stores.

Members of the 2nd and 4th Battalions of the Rifles regiment will then form a guard of honour to welcome the two teams onto the pitch. Fans will be given the chance to show their appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces during a minute’s applause that will take place ahead of kick-off.

Andre Villas-Boas’ team will wear special edition shirts emblazoned with the symbolic poppy during the match. All match-worn shirts will then be signed by the respective player and auctioned online via the Club’s official eBay website over the course of the following week. All the money raised from this initiative will go directly to the Royal British Legion.

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 over the coming days.”

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. Lapel poppies are available to buy in shops, supermarkets, pubs and clubs from the last week of October until Remembrance Sunday, or 11th November, whichever is later in the calendar.