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AFC Bournemouth helped to raise over £6,000 for the Royal British Legion

Posted: Thu 25 Feb 2016
Author: afcb.co.uk

AFC Bournemouth helped to raise over £6,000 for the Royal British Legion thanks to auctioning commemorative poppy shirts worn earlier this season.

The Cherries donned their Remembrance Day shirts carrying the symbolic poppy logo against Newcastle United back in November.

Each shirt came with a certificate of authenticity and was signed by the individual player on the front.

Supporters were able to bid on the jerseys on the Royal British Legion’s eBay page and they helped the club raise £6,212.23 to donate to the cause.

AFC Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn said: "We're delighted that as a club, we were able to help the Royal British Legion in this way and we'd like to thank supporters for getting involved in helping raise money.

"The legion provide a massive service in this country and the poppy campaign is significant every single year.

"As a club we're always looking to give something back and we're pleased to be donating such a figure to such an influential charity."

The Royal British Legion has been helping Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families since 1921.

The Legion also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen each year.