You may have seen footballers such as Steven Gerrard and Gareth Bale wearing poppies on their shirts in previous years to remember people who have died in wars.
Now thanks to Poppies4Kits your Sunday League side can do the same whilst raising money for Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal!
Poppies4Kits are an organisation helping to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. The organisation launched their project in 2014 with a target of £10,000 to be raised. After a large amount of interest and sports teams including the Great Britain women’s hockey team getting involved, Poppies4Kits smashed this target and raised over £18,000.
As this years Remembrance Day approaches organisers have set a new target of £20,000 with 50p from every poppy going to the Royal British Legion. The non-profit organisation are confident that with the support from local sports teams this target can be achieved.
This year there are three poppy designs available to purchase. There is a standard poppy design, a 1915-2015 100 year design and last years 1914-2014 century design as well . Each poppy raises 50p for the Royal British Legion which allows the charity to keep the memory of the fallen soldiers alive and also support the future of the living veterans.
There are five simple steps when applying your poppy, and the best thing is that you can simply remove the poppy after Remembrance weekend so you don’t need to order a new set of kit to continue the season.
How to apply your poppy.
1. Peel off paper backing
2. Stick poppy onto your kit (or other item)
3. Play your match
4. After match, remove your poppy (can then be applied onto another item)
5. Job done
To see the different poppy designs view the images below.