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Marcedes Lewis, Sen'Derrick Marks and the ROAR sell poppies to support British troops


The NFL and The Royal British Legion have teamed up to work in partnership for Remembrance around this season's International Series games in London. The Jaguars will face the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium on Remembrance Sunday, November 9, with the event designated as a 'Salute to Service' game. The uniforms and helmets of the two teams will feature the Legion's iconic Poppy logo, which will also be displayed on the Wembley pitch

As well as joining three of the ROAR of the Jaguars player also visited the Cenotaph to lay a wreath and pay their respects.

With the importance of the date lost on no-one in the Jaguars' camp, Lewis admitted speaking with members of the Armed Forces and beneficiaries as well as seeing the Cenotaph for the first time, was a humbling experience.

He said: "All our players feel honoured and proud to wear the poppy on our uniforms for our game at Wembley on Remembrance Sunday. We recognise the significant contribution that all our Armed Forces make and it's great that we can come over to the UK, get involved with the Poppy Appeal, and help raise awareness and funds for such a worthwhile cause."

The players, along with three cheerleaders, then took to the streets to do their part for the Poppy Appeal by taking on the role of poppy sellers.

The sight of 6ft 6in Lewis and nearly 300lb Marks along with three smiling cheerleaders certainly turned heads outside the Tower of London and ensured plenty more donations and poppy sales for the charity.

The Poppy Appeal is the Legion's biggest annual fundraising campaign and the largest street collection in the United Kingdom. In a little over two weeks, some 45 million poppies will be distributed by 350,000 dedicated collectors with the aim of raising £40 million.

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