The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jim Bass, is asking people to support this year’s Poppy Appeal in aid of the Royal British Legion.
The Royal British Legion looks after the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces. The Poppy Appeal provides the main source of funds to maintain the schemes that help over 100,000 people each year. Last year’s appeal raised more than £38m across the country.
Cllr Bass said: “The Legion’s welfare services this year have seen over £1.7 million a week spent on a variety of projects, from helping a young widow through an inquest to ensuring that an older veteran can stay independent in their own home.
“In this centenary year of the First World War, we are ever mindful of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces and the demands on the Legion’s services are as important now as they were then.
“I urge people to show their appreciation of the Royal British Legion and give generously to the Poppy Appeal, in remembrance of those who have served us so well and for all who have given their lives.”
The Annual Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday 9 November at the Cenotaph, Broad Green, Wellingborough. Anyone wishing to attend should assemble at Broad Green by 10.45am. Two minutes silence will also be observed at 11am on Armistice Day (Tuesday 11 November).