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NEWS: O's Raise £2k For Poppy Appeal

13 December 2012

Signed matchworn shirts lead to donation

ORIENT raised almost £2,000 for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in the recent auction of signed matchworn shirts.

The O's wore shirts emblazoned with a poppy on the chest for the game against Shrewsbury Town on Remembrance Weekend and made each member of the squad's shirt available for fans to purchase.

Dean Cox's raised the most at £251, while the 18 shirts brought in a total of £1,946.27 for the appeal.

Charles Byrne, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion, said: “The Royal British Legion is extremely grateful for the support that Leyton Orient has given the Poppy Appeal this year. The funds raised will help us to continue our vital work."
 
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity, spending £1.7 million every week on direct, practical care for serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

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