Volunteers sought for local Poppy Appeal

Photo of two Poppy Appeal collectors behind a table.
Poppy Appeal collectors at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke.

The Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is hoping to return to having a normal Poppy Appeal this year, writes local appeal organiser Tony Peters.

The branch would like to thank the public, branch members and volunteers, businesses and other organisations for their help and generosity throughout the Appeal. And, of course, thank you to the great local media who do so much to help us raise so much money and help us raise the profile of our welfare work so we can reach more people who need our help.

The branch would love to repeat its previous successes for the 2021/22 Poppy Appeal. The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes to the RBL’s Welfare Fund, which is used to give help and support to current and ex- service personnel and their families.

There will be Poppies and collecting tins around the area in many shops, businesses and retail areas as well as the University of the West of England campus.

All this requires volunteers! The Stoke Gifford branch needs more of them to look after stalls during the Poppy Fortnight from Saturday 30th October until Saturday 13th November 2021.

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If you would like to volunteer for the branch as a collector during the Poppy Fortnight, we would love to hear from you!

To volunteer to collect for this year’s Poppy Appeal, please contact us by email on rblstokegifford@gmail.com or phone organiser Tony Peters on 0117 947 0775

The local Poppy Appeal launch event will be held in the foyer of Bristol Parkway Station on Friday 29th October at 2pm.

The Festival of Remembrance will be in November at a date to be confirmed.

Please note we are always looking for new branch members, not necessarily ex-service personnel. Do get in touch if you are interested in joining us by using the above contact details for further information.

• Facebook page: @StokeGiffordRBL

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 21). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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