Before the recent home game against Ballymena United, Linfield season ticket holder Bryan Phillips undertook an official bucket collection on behalf of his Poppy 100 charity appeal.
The collection raised an impesssive £1100 plus and below is a message of appreciation from this exceptional young man who will feature prominently in the club’s upcoming Remembrance commemorations.
“I Would like to thank every single Linfield fan and supporters clubs who have sponsored wreaths for Poppy 100 and which will be laid at their respective war memorials.
After our successful bucket collection at the Coleraine show grounds (Coleraine vs Linfield) in which we raised £1000 between both sets of supporters, we weren't expecting to raise just as much at Windsor Park since Linfield fans kindly donated the week before at Coleraine.
However, after collecting for 1hr 30mins before kickoff with the help of Jack and Naomi Greenald, Jim Rainey, Peter Mullan and a few others who kindly offered their services, we raised just over a whopping £1100 which is truly an outstanding amount seeing as we only targeted the Linfield end. There may have been one bucket with the programme sellers at the Ballymena end, so if any Ballymena fans did donate, thanks very much.
Some people think Poppy100 is a one man team but it is far from it, as we have members of the Ulster branch Irish guards association pushing Poppy 100 in other areas across the country, so from everyone at poppy100 we would like to say a massive thank you to Linfield Football Club, all the Linfield supporters club and every single Linfield fan for your support towards poppy100 and we hope the Blues can bring home the league title. “