By Tristan Harris Friday 18 October 2013 Updated: 21/10 18:15
RESIDENTS and organisations wanting to be involved in this year’s Bromsgrove Poppy Appeal are being urged to get in touch with the town’s Royal British Legion (RBL).
Last year the drive saw £19,650 collected which was the best one ever and members of the RBLare hoping for a similar response this year.
Patrick Smith, the branch chairman of the Bromsgrove RBL, said: “We would like to give a very big thank you to everyone in Bromsgrove who helped support last year’s Poppy Appeal.”
November 10 will be the first Remembrance Sunday for Bromsgrovians to gather around the town’s new war memorial.
The four-metre Portland stone monument was made possible by the Bromsgrove Armed Forces Memorial Fund (BAFMF) campagn which saw £50,000 raised by the community, including residents and organisations. On June 29, more than 300 people attended a special dedication service to the new memorial.
As The Standard went to press, the Royal British Legion was finalising the arrangements for this year’s Remembrance Sunday parade.
Anyone wanting to find out more about this year’s Poppy Appeal or volunteer should call Patrick Smith on 07949 789841 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups wanting to book wreaths for this year’s event should also contact Patrick.
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