Royal British Legion launch their 2015 Poppy Appeal at Kenilworth Road on Saturday
We are sorry to inform you that due to the weather conditions this afternoon, The Red Devils display team will be unable to perform their planned parachute jump into Kenilworth Road ahead of our match with Plymouth Argyle. The display had been planned to help Bedfordshire Royal British Legion launch their annual poppy appeal.
Michael Lewis, Community Fundraiser for the Royal British Legion said "The Red Devils have called me this morning and I am sorry to say they will not be parachuting in to Luton Town Football Club today Saturday 24th October, 2015. Because of the weather. When parachuting in to stadiums the restrictions are much tighter in regards to wind and cloud base. I am sure supporters will understand that safety comes first and I can honestly say the Red Devils would only cancel in advance if they were 100% sure it was too dangerous.
On a positive note I am sure the children from the Scouts, Guides and Sea Cadets will do a fantastic job with the laying and retrieving of the hand painted poppy and this be will executed to a high standard. I am sure you are looking forward to seeing the poppy being presented in front of thousands of football fans."
A huge poppy made from bedsheets and painted entirely with hand-prints will be unveiled on the centre circle by a group of children to celebrate the launch in front of a number of local dignitaries. A minutes silence in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country will also be held just before kick-off.
Players will once again be wearing shirts featuring the poppy emblem, and the signed, match worn shirts will be auctioned off in the days followoing the match to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Last year's poppy shirt auction helped to raise well in excess of £5,000 for the charity, please do give them your support once again this year.
Come on you Hatters.