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Rovers Poppy Appeal

20 October 2014

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Rovers stand shoulder to shoulder with all who serve.

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921, and the first official ‘Poppy Day’ in Britain was held on 11th November 1921. Every year since then the nation has helped the work of the Legion through its support of the ‘Poppy Appeal’. For this nationwide event of Remembrance, millions of poppies, pin badges, wristbands are sold to support the valuable work of the Legion.

The Royal British Legion gives practical help, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families. As custodians of Remembrance the Legion also ensures that those who gave their lives serving their country are always remembered.

Doncaster Rovers season ticket holders, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gore and his wife Deborah, this year have taken on the voluntary roles as the official Poppy Appeal Organisers for the Doncaster Central Area.

They will be in attendance with some fellow volunteers at the Leyton Orient match inviting fans to donate to the work of the Legion through the purchase of ‘poppy memorabilia’ in the form of pin badges and wristbands. Doncaster Rovers Football Club is delighted to help facilitate this on behalf of the Legion, and hopes that our loyal supporters will once again help the work of the Legion by contributing to this fundraising.

(Please note that the traditional poppies themselves cannot officially be sold until 14 days prior to Remembrance Day on November 11th. Therefore, although these will not be available on the night of the match, the volunteers will be displaying a variety of other items which are all official merchandise of the Royal British Legion).

Thank-you for your support.

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row.”

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