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Poppy Appeal Collections 2020 - From the 87 Overseas Branches of The Royal British Legion.
The Poppy Appeal Total from the Overseas Branches raised the following:
Overall Poppy Appeal Funds Raised by all Overseas Branches in 2019/2020:
Funds spent direct from Overseas Branches on Welfare/ Beneficiary Support from June 2019 – June 2020:
Thanks to you all for everything you have done this year in what has been a very difficult and different year. My whole hearted thanks to you all and you all should feel immensely proud of what has been achieved.
After the District Annual Conference I will be in a position to inform you of the Total Raised by District North Spain.
Poppy Appeal 2020 Fundraising for the Alicante Branch
Total Raised 5723.86 Euros
Link to the Poppy Appeal Launch Video, Benidorm 2020
Click the link above
In bright autumn sunshine, the 2020 Poppy Appeal Launch took place on 16th October 2020 in Spain. As usual, it was held in Benidorm but, owing to current restrictions, instead of the usual Parade of Standards and speeches, it was marked by holding a shorter ceremony behind closed doors.
The current situation doesn’t mean that The Royal British Legion here in Spain has closed down. Far from it, we’ve been busier than ever supporting veterans and their families who find themselves in need. The money donated, either throughout the year or now during Remembrancetide, is vital to that effort. The money raised is spent here in Spain on caring for our Beneficiaries, so please continue contributing to the Poppy Appeal wherever and however you can.
In our short Act of Remembrance in the Oscar Esplá Amphitheatre, wreaths were laid by:
· Brigadier Lisa Keetley, the senior Army officer in Spain, currently serving in the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Headquarters in Valencia
· Mrs Sara Munsterhjelm, British Vice Consul in Alicante and Mr Jim Thomson, Chairman of Benidorm Branch of The Royal British Legion
· Don Antonio Pérez, Mayor of Benidorm and Mr Don Cubbon, Chairman of District North Spain of The Royal British Legion
The trumpet player was Mr Alwyn Pollendine of The Royal British Legion Band, Spain and our Piper was Mr Donald Mark of the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums
Alicante Branch has shown its fundraising skills by once again improving on its Poppy Appeal total by 76.46%. We've topped €1,958.26 passing last year's final total of €1,109.73
Thank You to all the people of Alicante Region who have been so generous again.
Anyone interested in helping in the next Poppy Appeal should contact our Poppy Appeal Coordinator on +34 653 852 051 or Alicante.Vicechairman@rbl.community