The Poppy Appeal 2023 launches in Devon and nationally on 26 October. And we will be doing our bit to help swell their funds for the work they do with our Remembrance ceremony on Saturday.
We are once again very honoured and extremely grateful to be supported with the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant, the Lord Mayor and local President for the Royal British Legion.
Regardless of the weather the traditional St James Park wreath laying will take place shortly before kick-off. At that time the bars and turnstiles will fall silent along with the supporters, players and officials. The message is to not leave your stadium access too late. If you arrive at the turnstiles after 2:50pm they will be temporarily closed and you risk missing the start of the match.
To help the Poppy Appeal collection boxes will be in the shop, at the bars and on the Academy stall. This year the fully paper poppies are 100% recyclable.
Exeter Sea Scouts will also be near turnstiles/entrances with poppies and collecting boxes for your convenience.
Due to your tremendous support the Club Shop has already sold out of enamel Exeter City poppy badges. If you would like to buy this year’s Exeter City version, you will now need to buy them direct from Poppy Shop by clicking here.
The order of service on Saturday will begin with the players and officials taking to the field slightly earlier than normal.
The wreath laying will be led by the Deputy Lieutenant for Devon as the representative of HM the King. Followed by the other dignitaries, captains and match officials. Finally, three supporters will lay their wreaths. A Lincoln supporter will be joined by Andy Ward (Club, Trust and City Supporters) and Quinn Elliott (for the Junior Grecians).
The Exhortation will be read by local TV and radio presenter David Fitzgerald in his role as RBL President.
The last post will be sounded by a bugler from the local Royal British Legion. At the end of which the match referee will signal the beginning and end of a stadium silence. This will be followed by the teams continuing with their respect handshakes.
Enjoy the Match.