Local Poppy Appeal for 2022/23 launched at Parkway Station

Photo of a large group of people gathered around two lowered flags observing one minute's silence.
Poppy Appeal launch at Bristol Parkway Station. Sounding of the Last Post and one minute’s silence.

The Stoke Gifford branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) launched its 2022/23 Poppy Appeal with a ceremony in the foyer of Bristol Parkway Station earlier today (Friday 28th October 2022).

Members of local youth groups and motorcyclists from the Bristol RBL Riders joined local RBL members in observing a one-minute silence, preceded by a sounding of the Last Post by trumpeter Leon Found (ex-RAF).

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

Poppy Appeal collections will take place at the above four venues from Saturday 29th October until Saturday 12th November, between 9am and 7pm each day.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a collector is asked to email the branch on rblstokegifford@gmail.com or phone Tony Peters on 0117 947 0775​.

Photo of a group of five people, one holding an RBL standard.
L-r: Billy Wilde (branch vice-chair), Karen Falconer (branch standard bearer), Jackie Robertson (RBL county chair), Roger Worth and Tim Bowles (branch members).

Money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes to the RBL’s Welfare Fund, which is used to give help and support to serving and ex-service personnel and their families.

If you or someone you know needs help from the RBL, please contact the national helpline on 0808 802 8080.

Related link: Video of the launch event (SGJ Twitter)

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