The Poppy Appeal in Bedford & District
Bedford and District Branch raised over £74,000 for the Poppy Appeal in 2016/17. This Poppy Appeal we have raised £72,400 so far but as the appeal runs to 30th September this total is going to increase.
Well done to everybody who helps with the appeal in whatever capacity and a big Thank You to all the people of Bedford, Kempston and surrounding areas who never cease to amaze us with their generosity. Truly, they have shown that they have deep pockets in tough times.
The current Poppy Appeal year runs from 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018. Anyone interested in helping with the Poppy Appeal should contact our Poppy Appeal Organiser, Linda Shipp, on 01234 363097 or 07757343244. This could be distributing collecting tins, or supermarket stands, or you could undertake a sponsored event. There are many tasks to undertake and we need more hands.Even half an hour would be much appreciated !
Poppy Launch 2015/2016
Bedford is one of the few places in the country to boast a Poppy Shop, where the public have direct access to poppies, crosses, wreaths and other tokens of remembrance of the fallen and wristbands, badges and other items to show their support for the Appeal.
Linda and her team secured an empty shop for this years appeal, opposite Argos in the Harpur Centre.We owe a very deep vote of thanks to one of our members George Hadley for arranging all of this.