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Royals to Remember

8 November 2012

Reading FC acknoweldge Remembrance Day

It's Remembrance Day this weekend - a time to recognise and appreciate those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. In the build up to this Saturday's Premier League match with Norwich City, the club has a number of things going during the day to remember our heroes.



Wreaths
Chairman Sir John Madejski will be laying a wreath on behalf of Reading Football Club alongside the Great Granddaughter of Heber Slatter, a former Royals player tragically killed in the First World War, as the club remember all those who have fought in previous wars and are still fighting for our country today. STAR chairman Paul Ellix will also lay a wreath on behalf of our supporters club, whilst Samuel Collieu will also do so - on behalf of Young Royals.

Band
In the afternoon, the Reading Scottish Pipe Band will be performing outside the Megastore from 1.30pm and then in front of the East stand just before kick off.

Charity Collection
The Royal British Legion will be fundraising by selling poppies and the Oxford Road Reading Scout Group will also be collecting before the game.

Minute’s Silence
A minute's silence will be held just before kick off as Reading Football Club remember all those who have fought in previous wars and are still fighting for our country today. 

Poppy
The players will be wearing special Reading FC home shirts with a poppy, in recognition of Remembrance Day. Following the game the shirts will be auctioned with proceeds donated to the Royal British Legion.



Limited tickets are available for Saturday - call 0844 249 1871 for more information.


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