Sky Blues to help launch the 2012 Poppy Appeal in Coventry city centre
Coventry City will help kick-off the 2012 Poppy Appeal by taking part in a launch event in the city centre.
To launch the 2012 Poppy Appeal hundreds of school children will release a red balloon at midday on Friday, October 26 in Broadgate, to remember the lives lost in Coventry during The Blitz.
Players from the club, as well as mascot Sky Blue Sam, will be attending on the day to support the event.
Furthermore, Coventry City’s home fixture on Saturday, November 10 will be designated as Armed Forces Appreciation Day to mark Remembrance Day.
The League One tie against Scunthorpe United will kick off at 3pm and there will be a range of activities in honour of the armed forces.
Royal British Legion members, cadets and personnel will be parading around the pitch as the players are warming up. Cadets will also take part in a giant shirt shake on the pitch before kick-off and the guests will also be helping with the Guard of Honour.
There will also be a minutes silence before the game begins.
Stacie McDermott, from CCFC, said: “We recognise that many of our supporters, as well as the region as a whole, have strong connections to the armed forces so we wanted to offer the club’s support as we approach Remembrance Day.
“We felt that designating the nearest home match to Remembrance Sunday as Armed Forces Day was the best way of showing the club’s support for the Poppy Appeal.
“We are also delighted to offer our support to the launch event in Broadgate on October 26 and we hope as many people as possible will be able to attend.”
Armed forces members, as well as their friends and family, can purchase discounted tickets for the Scunthorpe game. For more information contact Kellie Murray at CCFC on 0844 873 6339.