Legion to receive £7,500 after auction

A cheque for more than £7,500 will be presented to members of the Norfolk branch of the Royal British Legion today following an online auction of special Norwich City replica shirts.

A cheque for more than £7,500 will be presented to members of the Norfolk branch of the Royal British Legion today following an online auction of special Norwich City replica shirts.

Last November, the football club auctioned 24 first team shirts, each embroidered with a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day.

The shirts were produced and a number worn for the Canaries' league match with West Bromwich Albion on November 11, a game City won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Robert Earnshaw.

Following a two-week online auction, a grand total of £7,540 was raised by fans snapping-up the shirts.

And at Carrow Road today, before City's Championship game with Stoke City, a cheque will be presented to members of the Royal British Legion to boost their Poppy Appeal fund.

Adrian Allenby, county field officer for the Royal British Legion in Norfolk, said: “It's a unique way of raising money.” He added that the money would go to help refurbish the Legion's care home in Cromer

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Two supporters paid £1,000 each for a shirt.