Con­cert for poppy ap­peal

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

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.

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