FANS attending The Racecourse Ground this weekend are being asked to dig deep to help support this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Wrexham’s clash with Altrincham on Saturday will see volunteers pitch-side and in the stands collecting for the cause.

Established in 1921 shortly after the First World War, The Poppy Appeal is a show of support for armed forces, and the funds raised are used to help service men and women, veterans and their families.

Wrexham Council’s Armed Forces champion, Councillor Beverley Parry–Jones will be in attendance at Saturday’s fixture and says she is looking forward to seeing fans get behind the appeal as well as The Reds.

“Wrexham is extremely proud of its links with the armed forces, and many men and women from across the county borough have served and made tremendous sacrifices over the years," she said.

“If you’re at the game this Saturday and see us collecting, please make a donation and wear your poppy with pride.

“You’ll be doing a wonderful thing, and helping Wrexham as a community say ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who have given so much for our country.”

The national campaign will officially launch this Sunday (October 30), so please consider buying a poppy and showing your support.

The launch will be marked by the Royal British Legion Riders and a short service on Llwyn Isaf in Wrexham at 9.15am.