Poppy Ap­peal still vi­tal for fund­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

THE Royal Bri­tish Le­gion is one of our most val­ued in­sti­tu­tions. Its prin­ci­pal role is to pro­vide our ex-ser­vice­men and serv­ing forces per­son­nel, as well as their de­pen­dants, with fi­nan­cial, so­cial and emo­tional support and as­sis­tance.

It also pro­vides, for all of us, an im­por­tant link be­tween our past his­tory and our cur­rent place in the world. Ev­ery day we are re­minded of the dan­ger­ous world in which we live.

As in past con­flicts – be it the world wars, Korea, the Falk­lands, the Gulf or Afghanistan – Bri­tish ser­vice per­son­nel are ever at the fore­front, de­fend­ing our val­ues and our lives.

This is a par­tic­u­larly sig­nif­i­cant year as it marks the cen­te­nary of the out­break of the Great War – the war to end wars – when sol­diers from all parts of the Com­mon­wealth and Bri­tish Em­pire fought in the cause of free­dom.

Since 1921 the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion has pro­vided support for those need­ing help, and even to­day it con­tin­ues to look after the wel­fare, the in­ter­ests and the mem­ory of past and present armed forces per­son­nel.

The an­nual Poppy Ap­peal pro­vides the main source of funds for the le­gion’s wel­fare and benev­o­lent schemes, which help some 500,000 peo­ple each year – many of whom would not oth­er­wise ask for help.

The le­gion’s work can only con­tinue with sub­stan­tial fi­nan­cial support.

The an­nual Poppy Day Ap­peal is our op­por­tu­nity – as in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties – to recog­nise the sac­ri­fices of our ser­vice per­son­nel and to make our con­tri­bu­tion to­wards an ex­tremely wor­thy cause.

Please give gen­er­ously and support the Poppy Ap­peal and the work done by the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.


Chair­man South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil


Chair­woman Wy­combe Dis­trict Coun­cil

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