Local poppy appeal launched at Parkway Station

Launch of the Royal British Legion Stoke Gifford Branch Poppy Appeal 2013.

Local MP Jack Lopresti joined the Stoke Gifford Branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL) to launch their 2013 Poppy Appeal at Bristol Parkway Station today (Friday 25th October).

The ceremony was also attended by Station Manager Linda Swainger and members of the Bristol Squadron of the RBL Riders (motorcyclists).

The local RBL branch will again be supplying its legendary knitted poppies which have been a great hit in recent years. Last year it had 3,500 of them, raising thousands for the Poppy Appeal.

Parkway Station is one of the main sites for the branch’s fundraising efforts, along with Sainsbury’s supermarket in Stoke Gifford and the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke.

Branch members will be collecting at each of the three venues daily from 9am to 6pm between Saturday 26th October and Sunday 10th November.

At 11am on Monday 11th November, two minutes silence will be observed at each of the collection points.

A remembrance service will be held at the Stoke Gifford war memorial on The Green, North Road at 10.20am on Sunday 10th November, followed by a church service at the Baptist Church in Rock Lane.

The Legion is always looking for volunteers for its work; if you are interested please contact John Moloney on 07802 535591.

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