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.
During the game, players will wear special-edition poppy branded match shirts which will later be signed and auctioned to raise funds for the RBL.
We shall observe a Minute’s Silence prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played by a Trumpeter of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
We would like to remind all fans to please be respectful of this if entering the stadium close to kick off.
Service members of our Armed Forces Spurs Supporters’ Club, representing the Royal Navy, Army, The Army Air Corps and Royal Air Force, will form a ‘Guard of Honour’ before the teams enter the field of play, led by Warrant Officer Mark Quickfall and Flight Lieutenant William Brooke.
Two members of the Wembley Cadet Force will march to the centre circle and lay a wreath of poppies ahead of the Minute’s Silence.
There will be 50 volunteers from the local RBL selling poppies to fans pre-match outside Wembley Stadium. Those yet to make a donation are encouraged to give generously by purchasing one of the paper poppies or one of this year’s limited-edition dual-branded Tottenham Hotspur and RBL poppy pins, which are available in Spurs stores or online HERE.
This year, the Club is delighted to have provided 600 free tickets to Sunday’s game to Tickets For Troops - an initiative that offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the Forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with families and friends. More details on the Tickets For Troops scheme can be found HERE.
The Royal British Legion’s Director of Fundraising Claire Rowcliffe said: “The Poppy Appeal 2017 is encouraging the public to recognise that your poppy supports the Armed Forces community past and present, and is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope.
“The work of the Legion is as relevant and vital today as it was in the aftermath of the First World War when the charity was founded. The donation for your poppy will help the Legion support today’s Armed Forces community through hardships, injury and bereavements.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Premier League for supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal and to the football community who each year dig deep and donate. The Legion’s work is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support – so please wear your poppy with pride, knowing that you are helping the Armed Forces community to live on.”
For more information, please visit www.britishlegion.org.uk