Wycombe Wanderers are honoured to be hosting the launch of the countywide Poppy Appeal for the seventh consecutive year, welcoming representatives of the High Wycombe branch of the Royal British Legion to Adams Park for Saturday’s game against Cheltenham Town.
The association between the two organisations was developed through the affinity to both parties of Monty Seymour, who held roles as president of both the football club and the Wycombe branch of the Legion.
The ceremony will be the first to take place since he passed away in January earlier this year, at the age of 102, though he will of course be in the thoughts of everyone involved.
Joining the club as special guests today are David Johnson (county chairman of the RBL), Brian Pearce (mayor of High Wycombe and WWFC season ticket holder), Monica Hickman (standard bearer), Barry Hall (bugler) and Kevin Taylor (chairman of the High Wycombe branch of the RBL), plus several volunteers.
Meanwhile, a local cadet group will be distributing poppies around the ground ahead of kick-off, in return for donations to the Poppy Appeal.
At the beginning of the half-time interval, both Kevin Taylor and Brian Pearce will take to the pitch to address supporters on behalf of the Legion, before a bugle recital of The Last Post and a reading from the poem ‘For The Fallen’, declaring ‘We Will Remember Them’.
Supporters of both clubs are asked to pay their respects during this period.