Leicester Tigers supporters have helped to raise £4,382 towards the Leicester Tigers Foundation as part of the club’s recent Remembrance fixture auction.
Supporters had the opportunity to bid on a number of match-worn Leicester Tigers home jersey’s from the club’s 41-20 European Challenge Cup win over Pau on November 16.
The shirts were adorned with a special Poppy emblem to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during both World Wars.
All 23 shorts worn by the starting 15 and replacements all sold accumulating in more than £4,000 which will go towards helping to support the club’s Foundation Monument project.
Donations from supporters have helped to raise over £70,000 for the project, which will recognise and remember the 47 Leicester Tigers players as well as those who served within the Royal Leicestershire Regiment who died serving their country during both World Wars.
Alec Brown, Leicester Tigers Foundation fundraiser, said: “We have been running the match-worn shirt auctions over the last few seasons, and they have always proved popular with fans. I’d like to thank everyone who placed a bid, as well as the generous winning bids.
“The Foundation is working towards helping to a permanent monument recognising ‘the fallen’ and every penny that we raise is another step towards hitting our target.
Anyone interested in supporting the monument can get involved by
Bidding on two special one-off items including a signed 2013 British & Irish Lions shirt and club mascot Welford shirt. View both items by clicking here.
Making a donation to receive a Leicester Tigers Foundation Crown. Click here for more info.
Limited edition heritage shirts are available in two styles. Click here to view the range.
All donors who received a Foundation Crown will also receive an invitation to the launch event for the monument and supporters' names will be etched into the base.
For more information on how you can help please contact [email protected] or call him on 0116 217 1368.