Canaries sell shirts for Poppy Appeal

Norwich City are commemorating Remembrance Day by holding an on-line auction of replica shirts to raise funds for the Norfolk branch of the Royal British Legion.

Norwich City are commemorating Remembrance Day by holding an on-line auction of replica shirts to raise funds for the Norfolk branch of the Royal British Legion.

Both sides will be wearing shirts printed with a single poppy for tomorrow's game at Plymouth Argyle, which will then be put up for auction via the club's official website.

Each shirt will be signed by the individual player and come with a certificate of authenticity.

The money raised will go to Halsey House, Cromer, a residential care home with full medical facilities for ex-servicemen, women and their relatives. Items will be purchased for a tranquil room in the dementia unit.

Last year a similar auction raised more than £7,500 for the Royal British Legion, with some of the money used to help in the refurbishment of Halsey House.

Will Hoy, brand marketing manager at Norwich City, said: "We saw a fantastic response to last year's auction with a huge sum of money raised for the Royal British Legion.

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"This is a unique opportunity to own a limited edition match-worn shirt and raise money for a very worthy cause at the same time."

Bill Tarring, Poppy Appeal Organiser, said: "We are delighted that Norwich City Football Club has chosen to once again support our cause.

"The money will be channeled towards Halsey House in Cromer, helping with the fantastic work already going on there."

The Canaries were due to wear their red away kit tomorrow, but will now be playing in the home kit so the poppy emblem on the front of the shirts is more visible.

The auction will begin on Tuesday morning through www.canaries.co.uk