Each year, St Helena supports the Royal British Legion’s work through the St Helena Poppy Appeal.  The poppy appeal is the Legion’s largest annual fundraising campaign and each year has a different focus. This year, The Royal British Legion continues to mark the centenary of the First World War and asks everyone to support the appeal in memory of the fallen and the future of the living.

The poppy is a powerful symbol – worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those serving today, along with their loved ones.  The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK – and here on St Helena in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday (on 8 November 2015).

On Saturday 24 and Saturday 31 October, plus Saturday 7 November, the Poppy Appeal – led by Mike Durnford – will be raising funds in lower Jamestown – through the distribution of poppy wristbands, lapel pins, emblem stickers, badges, rulers, bracelets and standard poppies.  Uniformed contingents of ex-servicemen, Salvation Army members, Scouts, Guides and volunteers – will be making their way through Main Street and members of the public are encouraged to support the appeal and obtain their poppies in advance of Remembrance Sunday.

The Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 8 November 2015 at the Cenotaph, beginning at 10.55 am.

 

SHG  

16 October 2015

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