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Berkhamsted, Tring and District

The Poppy Appeal in Berkhamsted and Tring

Poppy Appeal Organiser urgently needed in Berkhamsted

 The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal Organiser in Berkhamsted has stepped down after a fantastic year in which the town raised a record £27,000 for the Berkhamsted Appeal.

The Poppy Appeal is one of the Nation’s most recognised and supported charity appeals.  Every year the Royal British Legion sends out millions of poppies which are distributed to schools, shops and businesses.  In November you will see some of the charity’s voluntary collectors in your local town centre or supermarket with their tray of poppies.  Although November may still seem a long way away the Poppy Appeal organisers are asking for your help – can you join the local Berkhamsted team?

The Royal British Legion’s Community Fundraiser for Hertfordshire, Kate Mackay, said: “The Poppy Appeal Organiser is fundamental to ensuring the town has poppies this November.

“People in Berkhamsted are always so supportive and do dig deep for us.  During our collections we have a great sense of reward as people always have a soft spot for the Poppy appeal and our cause.  We need a main organiser who will order the poppies, organize volunteers and help collect the tins and wreaths for the town and ensure we have the poppies in the villages in time for this year’s Poppy Appeal.  We do hope someone ibn the area will come forward and help us by taking on this valuable role in Berkhamsted.”

If you are interested in joining the Poppy Appeal team in Berkhamsted, please call the Appeal’s Community Fundraiser Kate Mackay on 07920 861161 or email kmackay@britishlegion.org.uk

The Poppy Appeal is the largest single fundraising event in the Legion’s calendar.  Over 40 million poppies will be made and disturbed for this year’s Poppy Appeal across the UK and overseas by 350,000 dedicated collectors.  The Legion provides wide ranging and practical support to Armed Forces veterans as young as 19 and Armed Forces families in need, including crises grants, family breaks, benefits and money advise and at time sadly, inquest advice.  Every poppy helps raise the £1.6 million needed by the Legion each week to deliver practical help and advice to Armed Forces community.

 

 News on Berkhamsted and Tring Appeals

The two Poppy Appeals continue to grow due to the on-going generosity of the people of Berkhamsted and Tring.

Berkhamsted total: £30,492.44

Tring total: £22,126.01

A huge "thank you" to all those who have supported the two Appeals. 

 

Anyone interested in helping in the next Poppy Appeal should notify the Contact Centre at 0808 802 8080.

 

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