Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for our support and we receive thousands of calls for help every year.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Public support for Poppy Appeal

As a new Community Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion in Birmingham, I wanted to comment on how supportive the members and the general public have been in supporting The Poppy Appeal.

Our Mobile Display Unit has been in place in front of The Council House, Victoria Square all week. The amount of praise for the huge display of poppies not only on the lamp posts but on the buildings along Broad Street and up to Victoria Square has been amazing. One man I spoke to today had one of the newspaper cuttings from the recent publicity in his hand and was on his way to see the Building poppies for himself!

People of all faiths have been purchasing a poppy from us and some, if they didn't recognise our Appeal have been keen to learn, asking questions and reading our material.

I am very encouraged that The Poppy Appeal in Birmingham will go from strength to strength in the coming years.



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