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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 November 2006, 13:32 GMT
Football stars back poppy appeal
West Brom captain Curtis Davies
West Brom captain Curtis Davies wearing his embroidered shirt
West Brom and Norwich City players will wear shirts embroidered with poppies in the first half of Saturday's Championship match at the Hawthorns.

All of the shirts worn will be sold after the game to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

"It will be an honour for myself and the rest of the squad to wear these shirts," Baggies' captain Curtis Davies told the club website.

"I hope the shirts raise lots of money for such a worthy cause."

Will Hoy, of Norwich City football club, said the players were delighted to be supporting the poppy appeal.

"We have supported the poppy appeal in the past but we thought this would be a different way of backing such a worthwhile cause," he said.

The Royal British Legion will hold a bucket collection inside the stadium during the Armistice Day match.

Their community fundraiser Sue Smart believes the clubs' involvement is vital to help raise awareness with young people.

"Our aim is to create an awareness amongst the younger generation in the hope we may recruit new volunteers to carry on the good work of our older members," she said.



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