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Limited edition Poppy balls to be used in all Football League matches taking place this weekend

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 November 2016

Football League clubs will play with a special British Legion ball (picJoe Meredith/JMP)

Football League clubs will play with a special British Legion ball (picJoe Meredith/JMP)

Joe Meredith/JMP

Royal British Legion's iconic Poppy logo will be used for Leyton Orient's fixture at Colchester United on Saturday

Limited edition Mitre match balls are to be used for Leyton Orient’s clash at Colchester United on Saturday and in all other League One and Two matches in a mark of respect for the fallen.

The balls, each branded with the Royal British Legion’s iconic Poppy logo are to be used in fixtures taking place this weekend.

The balls are part of a campaign by English Football League title sponsor Sky Bet to raise funds for this year’s Poppy Appeal, and a signed shirt from each of the 48 League One and Two teams will be auctioned later this month.

In two previous campaigns working alongside the legion they have raised over £200,000.

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Royal British Legion into a third season after raising a terrific amount of money last year. The Poppy balls are fitting way to show our support to this worthiest of causes.”

The Royal British Legion’s Chris Vernazza said: “We’d like to extend our gratitude to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auction and the Poppy balls this year.

“The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes towards supporting vital services such as The Royal British Legion’s Family Holiday Breaks, providing the families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break away from the strains of everyday life.”

To register your interest in the auction, please visit: www.skybet.com/poppy.

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