Wednesday 6 December 2017

Proceeds from Poppy Shirts donated to The Royal British Legion!

Reading Women have raised £1,277 for The Royal British Legion’s Berkshire activity!

Our commemorative Remembrance Sunday Poppy Shirts that were worn during our Women’s Super League One draw against Chelsea Ladies on Sunday 11th November at Adams Park have all been auctioned online. Throughout the week-long auction, we received a total of 94 bids for the shirts. A total of £1,277 has been raised, with 100% going to The Royal British Legion, to be used towards its work in Berkshire.

Gaynor Dingley (Community Fundraiser for Berkshire at The Royal British Legion) and Colin Edwards (Welfare Volunteer for RBL Berkshire), were invited to a training session at Bisham Abbey where Reading manager Kelly Chambers presented them with our donation.

Upon receiving our donation Gaynor Dingley commented; “The money that has been so kindly donated will be used for welfare, such as housing, helping people back into work in the local area and helping families go away together. This money will also be used to help children who have been affected by a family breakdown because of post-traumatic stress, or because they’ve lost a mother or father in service. We do a lot of work in the Berkshire area, and we’re very proud to do it. Thank you again to Reading Women for this fantastic donation”.

Reading Women’s marketing manager Joe Manns commented; “We’re delighted with the money we’ve been able to raise, and we're very proud to support The Royal British Legion and the work they do in Berkshire. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who placed a bid for one of the Poppy shirts and well done to all the winners, your money is going to a great cause”.

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