Stockport County shirts to carry Royal British Legion logo

Stockport County striker Adam Thomas with the new shirt at Edgeley Park

Stockport County is supporting the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity during the new football season.

The logo of the Royal British Legion will be displayed on the back of their alternate away shirt during the new campaign, with a Poppy on the sleeve.

The club will also make a contribution to the charity at the end of the season based on sales of the replica shirt.

County Director Jon Keighren, who is also a spokesman for the Royal British Legion in the North of England, said: “As we enter 2018 we will begin to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, so this is the perfect opportunity for County to showcase the incredible work that the Royal British Legion does for our veterans.

“We have a significant Armed Forces community here in the borough of Stockport who make a huge contribution to our area and they should be recognised for that contribution.

Stockport County shirt with the British Legion logo

“County will also offer the Royal British Legion opportunities to fundraise during the year and we hope our supporters will give generously, as they always do, particularly during the period of Remembrance.

“The Royal British Legion supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin, ensuring that their unique contribution is never forgotten.”

The new shirt was worn in the home friendly against Preston North End on Saturday.

Gillian McKinnon, the Legion’s Area Manager for Merseyside and Cheshire, added: “We are very grateful that Stockport County has chosen to highlight the work of the Royal British Legion over the next 12 months.

“The Legion has already been marking the centenary of the First World War with commemorations and projects focussed on Remembrance, education and legacy.”

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