Poppy shirts so popular

The Football League Paper - - FINAL THIRD -

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.

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