Veterans urge residents to back Poppy Appeal

Veterans urge residents to back Poppy Appeal

by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

VETERANS are appealing for members of the public to support the Poppy Appeal – despite the pandemic.

Former councillor, veteran and Legion committee member Jack Colbert said: “Veterans need your support and even more so this year!

“Crosby Legion gives a really big thank you to our volunteers and members of the public who have supported us in recent years when we have collected over £120,000 in the past four years. This year Covid-19 will massively restrict selling poppies in all the areas, because of the safety of our volunteers and the public is paramount.  

“You can still support our veterans because poppies will be available in some supermarkets, schools, churches and other local outlets but in reduced numbers.  Metal poppy badges will also be seen in some supermarkets and some local shops. 

“It's and very sad situation that the National British Legion have told us, because of the Covid 19 restrictions, that our veterans and volunteers won't be able to sell poppies to the public and also very sad, that there won't be any type of service on Remembrance Day at any Cenotaph or War Memorial in the country to remember our fallen military heroes. 

“The British Legion will lose millions of pounds that would have gone to Veterans and theirs familiars, so please donate. A big thank you to the veterans and volunteers. Let's hope next year we are back to normal.”  

The Crosby Branch at 10 Endbutt Lane, will be open from Wednesday, October 21 October to Saturday, November 7 where you can obtain wreaths, wooden crosses, badges, poppies and other items, or give any donations. 

For any more information, call 0151 924 0721, email on crosbylegion@hotmail.com or pop in to the Endbutt Lane Branch.  

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