Foxes Fans Raise Over £32,000 In Match-Worn Poppy Shirts Appeal

Leicester City supporters have demonstrated their generosity by raising an impressive £32,186 for the Royal British Legion through the auction of signed, match-worn, and poppy-adorned Foxes shirts. The funds collected from the auction, featuring shirts worn during Sky Bet Championship fixtures against Leeds United and Middlesbrough, as well as the Barclays Women’s Super League clash with Arsenal, will be directed towards supporting the Armed Forces community.

Over the past month, fans had the opportunity to bid on these unique and special memorabilia items, contributing to the substantial total. The popularity of the auction extended globally, with bids pouring in from supporters in 20 different countries, including the UK, Australia, USA, Japan, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

Jamie Vardy, the Club’s third all-time top goalscorer, emerged as one of the standout contributors to the cause. His signed, match-worn shirts from the Leeds and Boro fixtures garnered significant attention, collectively raising an impressive £9,047. Notably, these items ranked as the 10th and 11th most popular across the entire Poppy Appeal campaign, as facilitated by, a platform collaborating with football clubs worldwide.

The symbolic significance of the poppy, an enduring symbol of support for the Armed Forces over the past century, was highlighted in the campaign. The funds raised will play a crucial role in providing vital support to the Armed Forces community, ensuring their service is remembered and honored. Supporters interested in contributing to the Poppy Appeal can find more information on how to donate on the official website.

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