Barrow and Accrington Stanley are coming together to mark Remembrance Day on Tuesday evening and both sets of supporters can help us raise much-needed funds for the Royal British Legion.
It’s been widely reported this week that the Royal British Legion’s fundraising efforts have been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic after it was revealed they could miss out on millions of pounds of donations to their annual Poppy Appeal.
In a bid to help, the Bluebirds Trust has teamed up with their counterparts at Accrington to launch an extra special fundraising drive in the build-up to Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy fixture at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.
Both Trusts are organising their usual raffles for the game but, in a gesture of unity and to pay our respects, it has been decided that all profits will be donated to the two club’s local Royal British Legions.
“We might not be going to games at the moment, but we can still make a difference,” insisted Trust Chair, Steve Herbert.
“It’s hugely important to all of us to show our respects to those who sacrificed their lives and I think it’s great that the two sets of supporters are going to be working together to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
“Hopefully both Barrow and Accrington fans can dig deep, and we can hand over a fantastic donation to the Royal British Legion to support all the valuable work they do.”
Prior to Tuesday’s game, the two captains will lay wreaths on the pitch as a mark of respect and a minute’s silence will be observed.