Poppy shirts so popular
WOLVES players Carl Ikeme and Tommy Rowe presented a cheque for almost £120,000 to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal at Lilleshall this week.
Over 650 signed, match-worn ‘Poppy’ shirts from all 24 Championship clubs went into an auction from the fixtures on November 7 and 8.
The most expensive shirt was Chris Martin’s from Derby’s 5-0 win over Wolves, which fetched £860. Brentford jerseys raised more than any other club, with the 34 on offer selling for £10,443.
The cheque for £118,897 was accepted by ex-Sapper Clive Smith – a Wolves fan – who lost both legs serving in Afghanistan in 2010. Clive spent time at the Legion’s Battle Back Centre, in Lilleshall, as part of his recovery in 2012.
The #BidToRemember signed ‘Poppy’ shirt auction was organised by Football League title sponsor Sky Bet.