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Pick up your #BidToRemember armband and support The Poppy Appeal

7 November 2014

Sky Bet, the title sponsor of The Football League, is giving amateur footballers and fans the opportunity to join the #BidToRemember campaign, by proudly sporting a Poppy Armband during the Rememberance Weekend football fixtures.

The Poppy Armbands are free to collect at Goals Soccer Centres across England.

Footballers and fans alike are encouraged to take a selfie wearing their armbands and tweet it using the hashtag #BidToRemember to show their support for the cause.

The #BidToRemember campaign is a joint Sky Bet and Royal British Legion initiative aimed at raising funds and awareness for The Poppy Appeal.

During this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship fixtures, all players will wear a poppy on their chest, and a plain black armband on their sleeve, as a mark of respect for those who have lost their lives serving their country.

The Poppy Shirts will be signed by the players who wore them, and auctioned on the #BidToRemember eBay site, with all proceeds going directly to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Sky Bet Head of Sponsorship Edwin Martin said: “We’d like to thank Goals Soccer Centres for supporting the #BidToRemember campaign and distributing the Poppy Armbands across their stores.

“We’re really looking forward to giving fans the opportunity to join the #BidToRemember campaign and show their support for such a worthy cause.

“We hope that those participating on twitter will go on to bid for their favourite players’ shirts to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.”

The Royal British Legion Head of Corporate Partnerships Alexandra Caine said: “We are incredibly grateful to Sky Bet, and to all the Championship clubs, for their support in this year’s Poppy Appeal.

“The money raised from campaigns like #BidToRemember will help fund our projects nationwide for current and former servicemen and women, who put their lives on the line for their country.”

To join the campaign and pick up a limited edition #BidToRemember armband, go to your local Goals Soccer Centre listed below. (England only - while stocks last)

All lots will be going live on Sky Bet’s eBay shop between Saturday November 8 and Monday November 10.

To register your interest in the signed shirt auction, please visit

Participating Goals Soccer Centres:
•    Hull
•    Sunderland
•    Teesside
•    Liverpool North
•    Liverpool South
•    Stoke On Trent
•    Bradford
•    Leeds
•    Sheffield
•    Birmingham Perry Bar
•    Birmingham Star City
•    Black Country
•    Coventry
•    Dudley
•    Leicester
•    Northampton
•    Ipswich
•    Norwich
•    Beckenham
•    Beckenham North
•    Bexleyheath
•    Chingford
•    Dagenham
•    Dartford
•    Eltham
•    Gillette Corner
•    Hayes
•    Heathrow
•    Reading
•    Ruislip
•    Sutton
•    Tolworth
•    Wembley
•    Wimbledon
•    Bristol North
•    Bristol South
•    Plymouth
•    Portsmouth
•    Southampton

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