Volunteers needed in Solihull to help run Poppy Appeal - The Solihull Observer

Volunteers needed in Solihull to help run Poppy Appeal

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jul, 2023   0

THE Royal British Legion, (RBL) is appealing for new volunteers to help run its annual Poppy Appeal in Solihull.

The charity, which organises the Poppy Appeal every October and November, relies on more than 3,500 dedicated volunteers to help deliver the appeal across the UK each year and they are seeking new volunteers across the county and in need of a Poppy Appeal Organiser in Chelmsley Wood.

This year’s Remembrance poppy has been given a make-over and will now be completely plastic-free and easily recycled.

The new poppies will be sold alongside stock of the original poppy.

Volunteers help to distribute poppies within their communities – nearly 35 million across the UK – and can take on a range of roles including Poppy Appeal Organisers who lead a team of dedicated volunteers in their area.

Malcolm Faulkner, community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion in Warwickshire, says: “We would encourage anyone who is interested in volunteering for the Poppy Appeal to get in touch with us to find out more.”

“If you are looking for a more active part in the Appeal, we would love to have you as the Poppy Appeal Organiser for areas within the region.

“These roles are crucial to delivering the Appeal in the county and includes distributing poppy boxes, organising a team of dedicated volunteers, and counting money.

“You will be fully supported in the role, including receiving training before the Poppy Appeal.

“If you are well organised with excellent time management, capable of leading a small team, able to build key relationships and have strong verbal and written communications, a Poppy Appeal Organiser role may be perfect for you.”

Visit rbl.org.uk/poppyappealvolunteer or call 0345 845 1945 for more information.

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