Remembrance Sunday and Poppy Appeal in Bolton 2013
23rd October 2013
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As you know Remembrance Sunday in big in Bolton and last year around 18,500 poppies were sold to residents and the poppy appeal is close to heart of our Mayor, Cllr Colin Shaw.

The Mayor of Bolton takes Remembrance Sunday very seriously, his son serves in the Territorial Army and has spent 6 months in Afghanistan, but not only that, Cllr Shaw met the mother of the soldier Drummer Lee Rigby who unfortunately died when off duty near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

This year poppies will be offered everywhere in Bolton whether it be from shops, pubs, schools, local businesses and offices in exchange of a small but great donation. These are available from now, until Remembrance Sunday.

Westhoughton local council have kindly offered to buy 220 poppies, which is one for each resident of the town killed in the First World War, and this is hoping to boost the poppy appeal greatly.

The Albert Halls in Victoria Square is holding a Concert of Remembrance on November 9th, where tickets are £7.50. The concert starts at 7:00pm and is set to finish at approximately 9:45pm. Wheelchair spaces are available and you can book through the box office or online here at a small online booking fee of £1 per ticket.

The next morning on November 10th a parade and a two minute silence where maroons will be fired to mark the beginning and end will take place in Victoria Square to mark the 99th anniversary of the Armistice and Bolton is looking for volunteers to help distribute poppies in Victoria Square on this morning.

Get involved yourself, request a box of poppies to display and support your British Army by calling 01204 415188 or 01204 858645

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