Update with Chief Executive Michael Dunford
As part of our support of the Royal British Legion’s 2014 annual poppy appeal, we are delighted to confirm that once again this season we will be wearing special match shirts at the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game against Gillingham on November 11.
Each shirt has an embroidered poppy and the words ‘Lest We Forget’ on the chest and after the game the players who wear them will sign their individual shirt and there will also be a shirt with the signatures of all the players on it.
The shirts will then be made available for auction to our supporters with all profits, once costs have been taken out, going to the British Legion Crawley.
There are full details of the auction on our website but you can also write to the club if you wish to make a bid for an individual player’s shirt.
All proceeds from this auction will go to the RBL’s Crawley branch, who are also be collecting outside the ground today, so please give generously.
Last year more than £800 was raised from the auction and we're hoping to do even better.
We’re also pleased to be teaming up with Tickets For Troops to offer complimentary tickets for every League game here at the Checkatrade.com Stadium to serving members of our armed forces who, as we all acknowledge, do a fantastic job on behalf of us all at home and around the world.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer or know someone who would please go to www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk or contact Sophie Harding in our own Ticket Office. I believe we are the first organisation in West Sussex to team up with this worthy cause.
A reminder that our annual Christmas Carol Concert takes place here at the stadium on Monday, December 15, at 7pm.
Our club chaplain Rev. Gary Simmonds is hard at work organising our second concert and we’re hoping to improve on the attendance at our inaugural event when 250 turned up despite horrendous weather.