St Helena continues to support the Royal British Legion’s work through the Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Appeal is the Legion’s largest fundraising campaign remembering the fallen and the future of the living. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans and their families.

The poppy is a powerful symbol – today the poppies are mainly worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today along with their loved ones. The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK and on St Helena in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

On St Helena the Poppy Appeal, led by Mike Durnford, will be raising funds through the distribution of various poppy apparel including wristbands, lapel pins, water bottles, badges, bendy rulers, bracelets and standard poppies.

Uniformed contingents and volunteers will be operating from a Poppy Appeal gazebo as follows:

Date Location Time
Saturday, 3 November St Helena Airport 10am – 2pm
Monday, 5 November Sea Front, Jamestown 9am – 12noon
Saturday, 10 November Mule Yard, Jamestown 9am – 12noon

The public is encouraged to support the appeal and wear their poppies with pride in advance of Remembrance Sunday.

Any serving or former members of the HM Armed Forces willing to volunteer their support on any of the above days can contact Mike Durnford on tel: 24724 or via email: mike-durnford@enrd.gov.sh

SHG would also like to hear from any serving or former members of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy interested in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph or at future national events. Expressions of interest should be made to Connie Johnson at the Castle on tel: 22470 or via e-mail: connie.johnson@sainthelena.gov.sh

The Remembrance Sunday Service will be held at the Cenotaph on Sunday, 11 November 2018 starting at 10.55am. Join us this year as we mark the end of the WW1 centenary by saying thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

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24 October 2018

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470
Email: communications@sainthelena.gov.sh