Concert for poppy appeal
A CONCERT will take place to try and smash last year’s Poppy Appeal £6,000 collection total.
Volunteers from Bollington and District Royal British Legion have been doing the rounds in shops and offices in Bollington to hand out poppies and collection tins to raise money for the appeal. Last year the team raised £6,000 for the appeal which helps soldiers and their families.
The committee wants to beat this amount with this year’s collection.
This includes a concert this weekend, with performances by Bollington Brass Band and Macclesfield Male Voice Choir.
Poppy Appeal organiser Anne Cave, who met Bollington mayor Angela Williams to launch the appeal, said: “We thought this year we would make a launch for the appeal which we hope will raise even more than last year.
“I used to be commanding officer at Bollington Air Cadets and was asked to join the British Legion 30 years ago. I’ve been running the Poppy Appeal for 10 years.
“We have a collection on Remembrance Sunday and hope to raise a lot of money at the memorial concert.
“The legion supports injured and serving soldiers and is such an important charity.”
The concert is at 7.30pm on Remembrance Sunday, November 8, at Tytherington School, Tickets cost £8 from George Burgess on 01625 575016.