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Poppy Shirt Auction Proves Huge Success

28 November 2016

Pools have raised over £3,000 for the British Legion after auctioning the one-off poppy shirts worn by the players during the win over Cheltenham Town.

The Club has long been a fervent supporter of the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and it has become tradition to wear a one-off shirt to help raise money for the charity.

This year’s drive has once again proved extremely popular and the profit to be donated to charity from the auctions has topped the £3,000 mark.

Among the winning bids was an astonishing £741 paid for Trevor Carson’s shirt, while the same bidder also bagged Matthew Bates’ shirt for £250.

“We’re so pleased at the response from our fans to the auction,” said Pools Operations Director Mark Burrows.

“I know it’s something that the Club has done over a number of years but to raise such a large amount once again for such a worthy cause is absolutely fantastic.”

Winning bidders will be invited to our home game against Cambridge United next month when they will be personally presented with their shirts by the players who wore them.

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