Telford Poppy Appeal launch
7th November 2016
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The Poppy Appeal 2016 has been launched in Telford as The Royal British Legion encourages people to ‘rethink Remembrance’ during this year’s campaign.

Two Minute Silence will be held , as it is each year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to mark the end of the First World War.

The call to think more widely about our Armed Forces when you make your donation this year came from the Air Force Cadets, local volunteers and members of Telford & Wrekin Council who launched the Legion’s Shropshire Poppy Appeal at Southwater in Telford. 
Councillor Paul Watling – Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Communities said: “During the Poppy Appeal this year we’re asking people to widen their lens when they reflect on Remembrance. The Legion is here for all generations of the Armed Forces community, and it’s important to remember there’s a new generation that needs your support. 
“When you pin your poppy on, or pause to remember, reconsider who you think of when you picture a veteran. Individuals and families from across the Armed Forces community need the Legion’s support, as well as our older veterans.
“Every donation received will make a real difference to the lives of Service men and women, veterans and their loved ones.” 
“We’re encouraging people to dig deep for this year’s Poppy Appeal to help us raise £43 million. The Legion’s work is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support – so please wear your poppy with pride, knowing that you are helping the Armed Forces community to live on.”
If you wish to make a contribution to support our armed forces; please click here.
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