SOLIHULL Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal has officially been launched – and organisers are hoping for yet another bumper fundraising year.
Last year the Solihull Royal British Legion Branch raised over £55,000 for the Poppy Appeal.
And hopes are high that the people of Solihull will dig deep once again.
Tracey Walker, chairman of the Solihull Royal British Legion Branch said: “I would like to thank the people of Solihull for their generosity over the years and hope that this year’s appeal, commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1, will raise the vital funds that are needed to help those who rely on the Royal British Legion for support.
“Each year an increasing number of people approach the Royal British Legion for help and we work tirelessly to ensure that we can offer all the support they, and their families, need. I would encourage all Silhillians to donate and wear a poppy this year.”
Money raised from Poppy Appeal will help 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.
Solihull Mayor, Coun Flo Nash, said: “The Poppy Appeal is such a worthwhile cause and especially so in this special year as we remember the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.
“Monies raised go to help in so many ways and support can really make a difference.”
Hoping to build on last year’s success the Solihull Royal British Legion will be holding special fundraising events during November.
There will be a display of ex-military vehicles in Mell Square on Saturday, November 3, to start off the Poppy Appeal week.
Fundraising is a vital ingredient in ensuring the future of the Royal British Legion which is in urgent need of volunteers.
Anyone wanting to find out more about becoming a Poppy Appeal Helper can contact Tracey Walker on 07912 498906 or by email at [email protected]