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Spireites Aid Poppy Appeal

2 October 2013

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The Spireites are doing their bit for the armed forces, helping to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.

There will be a Poppy Ball at the club's Proact Stadium at the end of this month with a percentage of the ticket sales donated to the appeal. Proceeds from an auction at the dinner will also go to the cause.

To help promote the event, the armed forces were represented by WO2 Lee Simcox from C Company, Mercian Regiment and Spr Matt Ledger from the Royal Engineers at Chesterfield's game against arch-rivals Mansfield Town. They were presented to the crowd, along with The Royal British Legion's county chairman, Bernard Page MBE.

WO2 Simcox is glad that The Royal British Legion is getting the recognition that it deserves. He said: “They put in an incredible amount of work and it’s nice to be recognised in this way. The money raised will go to the people serving abroad and it makes a massive difference.”

The ball will feature a night of nostalgia, with entertainment from the D-Day Darlings and singer Laura Ashby, who last year released a song called 'Soldier's Wife'. Guests will also be treated to a traditional three-course British meal.

Tickets cost £35 with a table of ten available for just £300. For more information, or to book, please contact the club's conference and banqueting department on 01246 209765.

Photo shows, from left to right: Spr Matt Ledger, Chesterfield vice-chairman David Jones, The Royal British Legion county chairman Bernard Page MBE and WO2 Lee Simcox.




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