Sup­port Poppy Ap­peal

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviewsw - Cllr John Brad­shaw Mayor of Hal­ton

THE Royal Bri­tish Le­gion’s Poppy Ap­peal 2018 is now un­der way to raise funds to help look af­ter the wel­fare, in­ter­ests and me­mory of those who have served, or are still serv­ing, in the Armed Forces.

As the mayor of Hal­ton for 2018-19, I am ap­peal­ing to ev­ery­one in the bor­ough to sup­port this vi­tal cam­paign.

The Poppy Ap­peal pro­vides the main source of funds to main­tain the Le­gion’s many wel­fare and ben­e­fit schemes which help more than 300,000 peo­ple each year.

There are also many more mem­bers of the ex-ser­vice com­mu­nity who need help, and the Le­gion is de­vel­op­ing a new wel­fare pro­gramme to reach out to those peo­ple.

There­fore, each year, the need for peo­ple to sup­port the Poppy Ap­peal is even greater.

Once again, the Le­gion is run­ning its Poppy Peo­ple cam­paign to try and at­tract new vol­un­teers, as many of those who tra­di­tion­ally give their ser­vices are be­com­ing too el­derly to con­tinue.

Any­one over 16 years of age is el­i­gi­ble to help and they can do this by e-mail­ing vol­un­teer­sup­port@ british­le­gion.org.uk

As ever, pop­pies will be on sale in Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil build­ings, and the coun­cil will sup­port the Le­gion’s ob­ser­va­tion of two min­utes’ si­lence on Novem­ber 11 to hon­our those who have served their coun­try.

Fi­nally, I would ask ev­ery­one to wear their poppy with pride in 2018 and say thank you for con­tribut­ing to the ap­peal.

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