SOLIHULL Royal British Legion’s (RBL) poppy appeal has officially been launched.
The Solihull RBL branch will be out in force to raise funds to provide financial, social and emotional support millions of serving and ex-servicemen and women and their families.
This year’s appeal was launched at the St Alphege Church war memorial by Solihull Mayor, Coun Ken Meeson, Solihull Mayorress Annette Meeson as well as Tracey Walker, branch chairman at Solihull Royal British Legion and Rob Walker, branch secretary and standard bearer at Solihull Royal British Legion.
The Mayor said: “At a time when the barbaric invasion of Ukraine brings chilling reminders of war in Europe, it is even more important to remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for our freedom.
“Please wear a poppy with pride to show our gratitude to the heroes of yesterday and our support for all those who today serve in the armed forces. On them we depend to defend our liberty and the rights of nations to live in peace.”
Hoping to build on previous year’s success there will be Solihull Royal British Legion volunteers around the town centre, in Morrisons and in Touchwood collecting donations over the coming weeks.
Tracey Walker, chairman of the Solihull Royal British Legion Branch, said: “I would like to thank the people of Solihull for their outstanding generosity over the years and hope that this year’s appeal will raise the vital funds that are needed to help those who rely on the Royal British Legion for support”.
For more on becoming a Poppy Appeal helper contact Tracey on 07912 498906 or email [email protected].