As part of the Vanarama National League’s support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, Gloucester City Football Club will be joining in with the league’s other 67 member clubs and auctioning a special commemorative Captain’s armband in aid of the charity.

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\r\n\r\nThe armband, worn by Matt Williams at Tamworth, will help to raise much-needed funds for the RBL’s work in supporting members of our Armed Forces who need care in our communities at this time. The stated aim of the campaign is to raise an additional £10,000 for the appeal.\r\n\r\nBrian Barwick, Chairman of The National League, remarked:Each and every one of our member clubs already work within their communities in many varied ways, so we see this partnership as an extension of the sterling work many do.\r\n\r\n”Raising awareness of the work undertaken by The Royal British Legion alongside the Poppy Appeal will enable more funding to be made available for those who have served their country and need our help.\r\n\r\n”In 2015 we have sadly been reminded only too graphically of the dangers our service personnel face, so we are pleased to be able to work together to enhance the awareness of the Poppy Appeal.\r\n\r\n“May I thank everyone taking part in this initiative for their valued contribution, and we look forward to the auction of the ‘Captain’s armbands’ raising even more funds.”\r\n\r\nIn response to his comments, Claire Rowcliffe, Head of Regional Fundraising with The Royal British Legion, stated: “Having the support of The National League for this year’s Poppy Appeal means a lot. Funds raised will help us to continue providing vital support to serving individuals, those who are moving on or have moved back to civilian life, and importantly their families too.”\r\n\r\nTo make a bid for the armband, e-mail the club on [email protected] with your bid.\r\n\r\nThe closing date for the receipt of bids will be 12:00 on Saturday 21st November 2015. The highest bidder will be contacted once the deadline has expired and once their bid amount has been received by the Club, arrangements will be made to collect the armbands from the Club.\r\n\r\nGloucester City Football Club are proud to be associated with this magnificent cause.\r\n\r\n

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