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£1,753.06 raised from shirt auction

24 December 2013

Special shirts raise money for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

The charity auction for the special Shrewsbury Town shirts worn by the club's players against Sheffield United in November has raised more than an impressive £1,700 for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal .

Bids were submitted for the individual shirts to Martin James, the club's head of community development, who said he was delighted with the final amount raised. 

"Due to the extraordinary generosity of Shrewsbury Town supporters, a grand total of £1,753.06 was raised from the poppy shirt auction to go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal," he added.

"This is a tremendous response and one which has been well received by the Poppy Appeal organisers. 

"The winning bids for the shirts ranged from £50.56 to a massive £200 with seven shirts exceeding £100.
"Thanks to all who bid whether they were successful or not.  You have made a difference!" 

All the shirts featured the distinctive poppy motif and each had a minimum reserve of £25 with a number of them snapped up as Christmas gifts while at the same time supporting an excellent cause. 

The players whose signed shirts were auctioned were Chris Weale, Joe Jacobson, Tamika Mkandawire, Connor Goldson, Dave Winfield, Ryan Woods, Adam Reach, Nicky Wroe, Aaron Wildig, Liam McAlinden, Tom Bradshaw, Luke Summerfield, Jon Taylor, Darren Jones, Dave McAllister and Paul Parry.

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