'Every Poppy Counts' appeal launches in Solihull on October 31 - The Solihull Observer

'Every Poppy Counts' appeal launches in Solihull on October 31

Solihull Editorial 23rd Oct, 2020 Updated: 23rd Oct, 2020   0

SOLIHULL’S Poppy Appeal Campaign 2020 will launch on October 31.

Poppies will be available throughout the borough in the run-up to this year’s Remembrance Sunday on November 8, but primarily in Touchwood.

Last year Solihull Royal British Legion Branch raised more than £45,000 for the Poppy Appeal.

Tracey Walker, Chairperson of the Solihull Royal British Legion Branch, and Poppy Appeal Organiser for Solihull, said: “I would really like to thank the people of Solihull for their outstanding generosity over the years and hope that this year’s appeal, commemorating 80 years since the Battle of Britain, and 75 years since VE and VJ day, will raise the vital funds that are needed to help those who rely on the Royal British Legion for support.”

Due to Covid-19 many volunteers will be unable to take part this autumn and the appeal has had to adapt with poppies also available to buy online from the Poppy Shop.

Coun Stuart Davis, Mayor of Solihull, said: “This year’s Poppy Appeal may be the most important in many years. We can’t fundraise in many of the ways we normally would for this highly deserving cause, but I’d encourage everyone to donate and support the appeal in any way they can. This year, some veterans may need more support than ever, with Covid-19 further complicating issues. Please support the appeal in any way, and with any amount, you can.”

This is Solihull Royal British Legion Branch’s major fundraising campaign and donations will be used to provide financial, social and emotional support to the millions of men and women who have served, or are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, and their families.

The charity is calling on the people of Solihull to support them like never before, because every poppy counts.

You can also request 20 poppies free of charge by October 31 to give to friends and family and ask them for a donation to support the UK’s Armed Forces community. Along with the poppies, you’ll receive a pack with information on how to distribute them safely and ways to send in your donations.

If you need any further information about the Appeal, or how you can donate this year, contact Tracey Walker on 07912 498906 who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can visit the Royal British Legion website and download and print out your own poppy poster here: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal.

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