The Royal British Legion needs YOU! Appeal for more Poppy volunteers
THE Royal British Legion is urging the great British public to dedicate some spare time and join its army of volunteers for this year’s Poppy Appeal campaign.
The Legion’s Poppy People campaign – a national recruitment drive for Poppy Appeal volunteers – is calling on people across Surrey to dedicate a few hours and make a huge difference to the members of the Armed Forces community that are eligible for help from the Legion.
More than 350,000 poppy volunteers are needed across the country each year to raise much-needed funds to support current and former Armed Forces personnel, and their families.
The Legion is looking for enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds to help run the Poppy Appeal in communities right across Surrey, and wider.
Claire Rowcliffe, director of fundraising, said: “The Poppy Appeal is The Royal British Legion’s main fundraising event of the year.
“Our volunteers are very much the lifeblood of the Poppy Appeal and contribute enormously to the charity year-round, through a variety of roles.
“The best thing about being a volunteer is that we welcome all ages and backgrounds. People don’t have to be associated with the Armed Forces.
“They just need to be passionate about the cause.”
Peter Wakeham, CFR East Surrey, said: “We need volunteers this year to ensure we raise funds.
“Volunteering can provide great opportunities for those involved.
“It allows the opportunity to meet new people, learn new and transferable skills and be part of a team that helps the Armed Forces community and promotes understanding of Remembrance.
“We’d love all who want to volunteer with us to get in contact.”
To find out more about becoming a fundraising volunteer, call Mr Wakeham on 01273 411058 or 0782 6908603.
See www.britishlegion. org.uk for further information. much-needed
Shane Richie launches the Royal British Legion’s Poppy People campaign at Potters Field Park by City Hall, London.