Wear a poppy to support the Legion
POPPY sellers are soon to be making their way round the streets of Harborough but more people are needed to help them out.
The annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal will be launched in Harborough on Saturday, October 27.
This year the Royal British Legion are looking for more volunteers to sell the poppies in towns and villages all over the Harborough district.
Next Saturday a ceremony will be held at the Memorial Gates in The Square, Harborough to launch the district’s appeal.
Cllr Geraldine Robinson, vice chair of Harborough District Council will attend the ceremony.
Before the launch, which will be at 11am, The Northampton Pipe Band will play traditional pipe music.
Sea Cadets, Air Cadets and Army Cadets from Market Harborough will be there with decorated trolleys.
Following the ceremony they will use these trolleys to deliver poppy collecting boxes around the area.
Last year the cadets dressed up the trolleys as armoured cars and using Red Arrows jet designs.
The poppy appeal raises money for the Royal British Legion so they can continue their charitable work.
Rev John Morley, vice-chairman of the Harborough branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “Requests for help from the Poppy Appeal continue to increase year on year from both ex-service veterans and their dependents and also those injured and distressed in present conflicts.
“Last year the people of Harborough district contributed almost £30,000 to the Poppy Appeal and we need to exceed that target this year.
“So we are looking for more Poppy People to help with the collections in towns and villages.”
Anyone able to spare an hour or two of their time to help sell them should speak to Poppy Appeal organiser Dave Prior at the launch or call him on 07702 3044302.
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