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Tigers fallen remembered this Armistice Day

This coming Remembrance Sunday we are unable to stage our usual commemorations but there is still an opportunity to pause for thought and pay tribute.

The occasion is usually recognised at the closest home game to November 11, but the impact of Covid-19 and the new government lockdown across the country calls for a different way of remembering those who 'For our tomorrows, they gave their todays'.

In recent seasons, the club has memorialised the fallen Tigers in and around the stadium thanks to its links with the Armed Forces.

Last year, representatives from The Royal Leicester Regiment - who share the Tigers name and are now part of the Royal Anglian Regiment - alongside the Tigers Veteran Association and Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College joined the club commemorations on the day of the European fixture against Pau.

This year, the Lord Mayor of Leicester has launched the Post A Poppy appeal, encouraging people to share photos of themselves with their poppy or of their poppy-themed activities. Click here for details ahead of Remembrance Sunday on November 8.  

The club will also be sharing archive photos from previous Remembrance Day fixtures in a gallery looking back at how the club has marked occasion as well as some of the events at the club at that time. 

With plans for a Leicester Tigers Foundation Heritage Monument at Mattioli Woods Welford Road still in the pipeline, the Foundation needs your support. The monument will recognise those whose lives have been affected by injury in rugby or conflict, and how Tigers are working to offer inspiration and support to future generations and different cultures.

To support, donate or find out how you can get involved with The Leicester Tigers Foundation, click here