Poppy Appeal Armband Auctioned For Charity

As part of the Vanarama National League’s support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, Aldershot Town will be auctioning a special commemorative Captain’s armband in aid of the charity.

The armband, which will be worn by The Shots’ captain in Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Bradford City as well as the two National League fixtures against Lincoln City and Kidderminster Harriers, will help to raise much-needed funds for the RBL’s work in supporting members of our Armed Forces who need care in our communities at this time.

An initiative led by Aldershot Town, it is hoped that the armbands worn by all 68 National League team Captains will raise an additional £10,000 for the appeal.

Bids for the Aldershot Town armband should be submitted, in confidence, to with Captain’s Armband as the email subject, along with a daytime telephone number.

Brian Barwick, Chairman of The National League, remarked: “Each and every one of our member clubs already work within their communities in many varied ways, so we see this partnership as an extension of the sterling work many do. Raising awareness of the work undertaken by The Royal British Legion alongside the Poppy Appeal will enable more funding to be made available for those who have served their country and need our help. In 2015 we have sadly been reminded only too graphically of the dangers our service personnel face, so we are pleased to be able to work together to enhance the awareness of the Poppy Appeal.

“May I thank everyone taking part in this initiative for their valued contribution, and we look forward to the auction of the ‘Captain’s armbands’ raising even more funds.”

In response to his comments, Claire Rowcliffe, Head of Regional Fundraising with The Royal British Legion, stated: “Having the support of The National League for this year’s Poppy Appeal means a lot. Funds raised will help us to continue providing vital support to serving individuals, those who are moving on or have moved back to civilian life, and importantly their families too.”