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Remembrance Day memorial to take place at Wolves home game

Full details of memorial schedule at Madejski Stadium

31 October 2017

Due to the upcoming international break and timing of fixtures, Reading FC will be conducting its Remembrance Day memorial when the Royals play Wolves on Saturday 18th November.

Following close contact between the club and the Royal British Legion, it has been agreed that the players are set to wear poppies on their shirts for this fixture only this season, but they will be participating in the minute's silence at Derby County this Saturday.

The Royal British Legion will be holding a pre-match charity collection from their volunteers based all around the ground on the day, so donating any money you can spare would be greatly appreciated.

Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) are set to hold a Remembrance Service prior to the match, which will be happening outside Madejski Stadium at the Remembrance Wall by Gate 1, on the day.

The Reading Scottish Pipe Band will also be performing as part of the ceremony, with the Last Post to be performed after the minute's silence inside Madejski Stadium prior to kick-off. The band will then play outside the Megastore ahead of kick off.

The players will also be signing their match shirts after the game, to be sent off for a special charity auction to help raise funds for The Royal British Legion.

Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the EFL, are auctioning hundreds of signed, match-worn Poppy shirts for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The shirts, from Sky Bet Championship fixtures across November, are being auctioned on the CharityStars website.

There are also 48 signed shirts from Sky Bet League One and Two teams each with a poppy badge attached that will be auctioned for the cause.

The bookmaker has also donated over 400 tickets for EFL games to the Legion for use by current servicemen and women from across the UK.

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: “The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is a cause we’ve worked closely with for nearly four years and we’re always impressed by the swell of support we see from EFL clubs and their fans.

“To be in a position where we can raise a huge amount of money for such a worthwhile cause and pay our respects to those who have served our country is an honour.”

The Royal British Legion’s Ben France said: “We're grateful to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auctions and to the football league community who each year dig deep and donate to the Poppy Appeal.

“The Legion’s work is made possible thanks to the public’s generous support and the money raised from the auction will help us provide support to the Armed Forces community wherever it’s needed.”

The three previous Sky Bet Poppy shirt auctions have raised over £300,000 to date.


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