Bolton Wanderers Football Club will be honouring Remembrance Sunday ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup First Round tie against Crewe Alexandra at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Prior to kick off at 3pm, Phil Mason, the club chaplain, will lead a minute’s silence and wreaths with be laid by both teams in memory of all those who have given so much in service to their country.
For the game, the Bolton Wanderers players will be wearing the shirt with the poppy on as part of our act of remembrance. These shirts will then be auctioned off to raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion.
In the stands, we have placed silhouettes, symbolic of those who lost their lives during conflict and surrounded them by poppies, a stark reminder to us of those who sacrificed so much.
On Remembrance Sunday, 8th November, a small service will take place at the Parish Church in Bolton during which footage will be shown of key leaders and organisations laying wreaths, which will include Head Coach Ian Evatt and Phil Mason laying a wreath here at the Stadium.
Members of the public will be able to watch the service live via https://www.bolton.gov.uk/remembrance and it will also be broadcast live on Bolton FM.
During this weekend it is important that we all wear our poppy with pride and join together in very different ways this year to remember all those who have lost their lives in conflict and those that have served their country.
We are one club, one community, one town.