Poppy shirts worn by Barnsley players in the 2-0 victory over Birmingham City are going under the hammer as part of the Sky Bet Poppy Auction.
The auction of signed memorabilia from across the EFL’s 72 member clubs is raising money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Four Barnsley shirts, from the Sky Bet Championship fixture on 4th November, are being auctioned on the CharityStars website.
The Reds defeated Birmingham 2-0 thanks to goals from Tom Bradshaw and Zeki Fryers.
Sky Bet’s relationship with the British Legion now spans four seasons, with over £300,000 raised, thanks the help of fans and clubs throughout the EFL.
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 shirts auctioned come from the following fixtures:
Barnsley vs Birmingham City – 4th November
Brentford vs Leeds United – 4th November
Bristol City vs Cardiff City – 4th November
Millwall vs Burton Albion– 4th November
Cardiff City vs Brentford – 18th November
Derby County vs Reading – 4th November
Fulham vs Derby County – 18th November
Hull City vs Ipswich Town – 18th November
Leeds United vs Derby County – 31st October
Middlesbrough vs Sunderland – 5th November
Norwich City vs Derby County – 28th October
Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November
Preston North End vs Aston Villa – 1st November
QPR vs Wolves – 28th October
Reading vs Wolves – 18th November
Sheffield United vs Hull City – 4th November
Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday – 4th November
Wolves vs Fulham – 3rd November
To place a bid on one of the shirts in the Sky Bet Poppy Auction, please visit:
To find out how much last seasons’ auction made, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwVrl52V5V4&