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7 November 2014

Town support Royal British Legion appeal

Town have teamed up with Sky Bet, the title sponsor of The Football League, to give fans the opportunity to bid for a signed, match-worn poppy shirt in the #BidToRemember shirt auction.

Blues’18 man squad for tomorrow's game against Watford will be wearing a one-off shirt which includes a poppy emblazoned on the front as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives in war. Each player’s shirt will be signed by that player.   

All proceeds from the #BidToRemember auction will go directly to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, supporting the Armed Forces community, through welfare, comradeship and representation.

Sky Bet Head of Sponsorship Edwin Martin said: “This is a cause that resonates with everyone in the country, especially this year, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914.

“We know Football League club supporters to be hugely passionate people, who always throw their support behind the Poppy Appeal.

“At Sky Bet, we would like to thank Ipswich Town, who have agreed to do things differently this year, in recognition that together, we can make a bigger difference than ever before.”

The Royal British Legion Head of Corporate Partnerships Alexandra Caine said: “We are incredibly grateful to Sky Bet, and to all the Championship clubs, for their support in this year’s Poppy Appeal. 

“The money raised from campaigns like #BidToRemember will help fund our projects nationwide for current and former servicemen and women, who put their lives on the line for their country.”

Signed poppy shirts from each of the other 23 Sky Bet Championship clubs will also be available in the auction.

Amateur players can also take part in the campaign by collecting a limited-edition #BidToRemember armband at their local Goals Soccer Centre and tweeting a selfie wearing it.
All lots will be going live on Sky Bet’s eBay shop between today and Monday November 10.

To register your interest in the signed shirt auction, please visit:

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