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Poppy Appeal: Royal British Legion appeals for volunteer collectors in Bishop's Stortford




A recruitment drive for volunteer collectors has been launched by the Bishop's Stortford Branch of the Royal British Legion as it prepares for the annual Poppy Appeal.

Last year, Covid-19 kept the town's team off the streets, but this year representatives will be back at retail outlets.

The Poppy Appeal will run from Saturday October 30 until Remembrance Sunday on November 14.

The 2019 Poppy Appeal launch in Jackson Square, with Stortford organiser Denise Hudson pictured third from right
The 2019 Poppy Appeal launch in Jackson Square, with Stortford organiser Denise Hudson pictured third from right

Organiser Denise Hudson said: "Poppy Appeal collectors are the face of the Legion during the appeal and help provide as many opportunities as possible for people to obtain a poppy.

"You will have an opportunity to choose where you collect – it could be helping to run a Poppy Appeal stall or individually collecting for a couple of hours. Both would be at one of our five major supermarkets in Bishop's Stortford."

Crafters can also play a part. "Knitted poppies are always very popular, so if you can knit or crochet some poppies for us we would be pleased to hear from you," said Denise.

The 2019 Poppy Appeal launch in Jackson Square, with veterans and Army and air cadets and Stortford organiser Denise Hudson pictured far right
The 2019 Poppy Appeal launch in Jackson Square, with veterans and Army and air cadets and Stortford organiser Denise Hudson pictured far right

To find out more, call her on 01279 657647 or email denisehudson43@hotmail.com.

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the armed forces community – serving men and women, veterans and their families – and over 300,000 people are needed to help with its annual fundraising campaign.



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