Yorkshire Carnegie players and Business Development Manager John Bentley headed out into the snow to help support club partners WYG and the Royal British Legion’s Leeds Poppy Day.
Mike Myerscough, Joe Ford, Matt Smith, Alex Davies, Alex Gray, Ryan Burrows and Richard Mayhew joined WYG volunteers to help raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2016, taking to the streets of Leeds at Wellington Place. This year’s theme is ‘Rethink Remembrance’ and aims to recognise the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation too.
Bentley commented, “WYG are one of partners and when they asked us to get involved and support their work on the Poppy Day we were more than happy to oblige.
“As a professional sports club we get invited to support many causes and feel undoubtedly this is one of the worthiest; supporting our armed forces. Mixing with our servicemen and women is a truly humbling experience and we were honoured to help them raise awareness and funds for this year’s Poppy Appeal. The players were a credit to the club and actually went around the offices in Wellington Place selling poppies as well as posing for photos with the Royal British Legion volunteers.”
Andrew Fotherby, WYG, Director said: “We are extremely proud that many of our colleagues have once again come forward to support this worthwhile cause. Demonstrating our support matters to us because of our strong bond with the Armed Forces and a long-standing history of working alongside service personnel in difficult conditions.”
Each year the Royal British Legion asks the British public to support the Poppy Appeal by wearing a poppy during the period of Remembrance to raise vital funds to help the Armed Forces community.
For more information about the Poppy Appeal, visit the Royal British Legion's website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk