Poppy Ball raises £215 for Royal British Legion

County fan John Kenny from Davenport has won our Poppy Ball auction with a bid of £215.

County Director Jon Keighren presented Mr Kenny with the match ball, which was used in the 4-1 win over FC United on November 4.

The ball is specially branded with the logos of both teams and a commemorative ‘1918-2018 Football Remembers’ poppy.

100% of the money raised is being donated to the Royal British Legion.

The club has also raised a further £257 thanks to a ‘kick-up challenge’ featuring fans’ favourite Gary Stopforth. For every kick-up, £1 was donated to The Royal British Legion courtesy of, and Gary clocked up a magnificent 257.

Gary said: “It’s great to raise for the cause and hopefully make a difference.”

Jon Keighren said: “A massive thank you to Gary Stopforth and everyone at The Sportsman for supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal in such a unique way. The vital work of the Royal British Legion is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support for our Armed Forces community.”

County is supporting the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity throughout the season by carrying the logo of the Royal British Legion on the back of the alternate away shirt and a Poppy on the sleeve.

The club will make a further contribution to the charity at the end of the season based on sales of the replica shirt.

Gillian McKinnon, the Legion’s Area Manager for Cheshire and Merseyside, added: “We are very grateful that Stockport County has chosen to highlight the work of the Royal British Legion. We have already begun marking the centenary of the First World War with commemorations and projects focussed on Remembrance, education and legacy.”


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