SHOW your support for the ex-service community by donating to this year’s Poppy Appeal.
That is the message from the Bridlington branch of the Royal British Legion who launched their annual poppy appeal in the town this week.
Volunteers have been out and about around the town’s streets this week raising funds for the appeal in the hope of exceeding last year’s fund-raising total of more than £17,400.
Bridlington’s Poppy Appeal organiser Alex Morriss, of the Royal British Legion, has called on the public to support the appeal which raises funds for the Royal British Legion.
“We would like to do better than last year if possible. If they can get that amount every year from Bridlington that’s good,” said Mr Morriss whose mother Georgina collected for the poppy appeal for 50 years.
He thanked all the volunteers who have braved the cold to carry out street collections, including the young Army, Navy and RAF cadets who have been giving up their free time on weekends to help out.
The Royal British Legion provides practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families. Poppy Appeal collectors will be out and about in Bridlington until this Saturday, November 10. Anyone who would like to volunteer for next year’s appeal can contact Alex Morriss on 678472.
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