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Appeal for new poppy collectors
7:00pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
The Poppy Appeal in Devizes is looking for collectors.
Franklin Richmond said the town’s Royal British Legion branch is reliant on mainly lady collectors who are not members of the RBL.
He said: “These people have put a lot of effort in to be collectors. We are short of volunteers and our welfare work with retired members of the Armed Forces continues – the burden never goes away.”
He called on members of the RBL and ex-military personnel to become collectors.
To volunteer, call Mr Richmond on (01380) 726472.
Last year the Poppy Appeal raised almost £22,000 in the Devizes area.
Poppies will start appearing in shops from October 27 and street collections will take place between November 3 and 10. On November 5, the garden of remembrance at the war memorial, in Long Street, will be opened with a short service at 10.50am.
This will be followed by the placing of wooden poppy crosses in the garden.
The Remembrance Day service is on Sunday, November 11, at St John’s Church, at 10.50am. The parade will leave the Market Place at 10.30am and the wreath laying will take place after the church service, at about 11.50am, after which the parade will return to the Market Place.