The Poppy Appeal in Eastcote
Message From Mary Sewell, Eastcote Royal British Legion Branch Vice Chairman & Poppy Appeal Organiser
Eastcote Poppy Appeal 2020/2021
As at 3rd June 2021, we have banked £13,222.05 for the Eastcote RBL Poppy Appeal 2020/2021 which started on 1st October 2020. We still have several more collecting cans to collect and pledged donations to be received during the next few weeks.
This is truly an amazing total to have been raised during these difficult times. We had no face-to-face collecting by Eastcote Royal British Legion Branch volunteers this year in our local supermarkets to ensure that they were not put at Covid risk.
The Poppy Appeal, like many other national charities, has seen a massive reduction in donations this year. Income received during this year’s Poppy Fortnight will help but is considerably less than in previous years. Demand for assistance from our beneficiaries has not reduced, in some areas, it has increased.
Eastcote Royal British Legion Branch Vice Chairman & Poppy Appeal Organiser