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Poppy Appeal Launched

Friday 26 October

 

Today the Poppy Appeal was launched in Ashfield by members of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Green Jackets and Children from Kingsway Primary School.

Sunday November 11 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, and volunteers will help sell and distribute paper poppies in the following days throughout the district.

Founded in 1921, the Poppy Appeal raises funds for servicemen and women and their families.

In 2015, more than 11 million poppies were made at the Royal British Legion’s "Poppy Factory" in London.