Thousands raised by poppy shirt auction

An auction of special Brentford shirts has raised more than £8,000 for charity. When The Bees took on Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic at the start of November they wore shirts emblazened with the poppy, red and white in the first game and black in the second. These shirts were auctioned to raise funds for the Royal British Legion and a total of £8,554 was collected.

The shirts were made available to auction from kick-off after each game and were personally signed by the relevant player after the match. They were offered unwashed – so all grass and mud stains are still there –  and all bids were inclusive of worldwide secured shipping and payment handling fees. All proceeds will go to The Royal British Legion’s vital work supporting the Armed Forces Community and more will be raised this week.

The collection of red and white shirts raised £4,999 after the Huddersfield game. A second set, the black away shirts, were then auctioned after the win at Wigan and raised £3,555. Thanks to all Bees fans for their contribution.