By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 24 October 2013 Updated: 25/10 07:54
POPPIES are set to go on sale across Alcester to mark the start of the build up to this year’s Remembrance Day.
The annual Poppy Appeal, organised by the town’s Royal British Legion branch, officially launches tomorrow (Saturday) with badges and wristbands on offer as well as the traditional flowers.
Organiser David Malin said: “The Royal British Legion spends over £1.5 million pounds a week supporting individuals and families of the Armed Forces community and I hope our contribution from Alcester makes sure that this help continues for another year.
“Last year we raised just over £12,000 so this year we are aiming for £13,000.”
As part of the appeal, a Festival of Remembrance concert is being held at the Greig Sports Hall on 7.30pm on Saturday, November 9. Costing £9 per person, tickets are available from Mr Malin, Guys Menswear and Alcester Flowers.
The following day (November 10), the parade and church service will see serving and former Armed Forces members, residents and dignitaries meeting at Bleachfield Street at 10.20am before the service itself at St Nicholas’ Church.
An estimated 300 people are set to take part in the event. For more information on Alcester Royal British Legion or the Poppy Appeal, e-mail email@example.com or call 01789 400427.
Worcestershire’s appeal is set to be launched tomorrow (Saturday) in Worcester.
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