Alfreton Town FC makes its mark for Remembrance Day despite Covid-19

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Alfreton Town FC makes its mark for Remembrance Day despite Covid-19

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Alfreton Town have once a year traditionally held a Remembrance Ceremony at the Impact Arena before the fixture which is closest to Remembrance Sunday.

The club have annually placed wreaths in the centre circle of the Impact Arena with the last post being played, alongside flag bearers our guests from the Royal British Legion; in our tribute to those who fought for our freedom.

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic and no fans being able to attend football matches, these ceremonies are discouraged at football grounds.

The traditional Poppy Appeal this year has the strap line 'every poppy counts'.
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We have adhered to this slogan, the football club has taken the initiative and etched the Poppy’s into the pitch-side (supporters would have seen these during our live stream against Fylde) and the Club will, at its cost, donate £10 to the Royal British Legion for each poppy that we have placed in the Impact Arena.

The Club additionally was pleased to donate a wreath which was placed in Rodgers Lane Cemetery on Sunday. The Council moving that wreath along with others to the Cenotaph/Memorial on Monday the 9th. In these uncertain and difficult times, created by the Covid 19, the Football Club, Alfreton Town Council and the people of Alfreton continue to remember. Any supporters who wish to follow our lead, can do so; by donating to the cause directly to the Royal British Legion.

We will remember them.