Village organiser is hoping for the best-supported Poppy Appeal yet

JPCT-29-10-11 S11440477a Launch of Poppy appeal in Pulborough, Pulborough farmers market at Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough, West Sussex   Martin Johnson of Royal British Legion Riders, with Caroline holmes of Poppy Appeal, organiser for pulborough  -photo by steve cobb
JPCT-29-10-11 S11440477a Launch of Poppy appeal in Pulborough, Pulborough farmers market at Village Hall, Swan View, Lower Street, Pulborough, West Sussex Martin Johnson of Royal British Legion Riders, with Caroline holmes of Poppy Appeal, organiser for pulborough -photo by steve cobb

PULBOROUGH’S Poppy Appeal organiser is hoping that this year will be the most successful yet.

Caroline Holmes said: “Last year with the help of over 40 volunteers Pulborough raised £7,200 and with this year being the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion we hope to better that figure.”

To help launch the appeal she invited Martin Johnson, member of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch, to come along on his motorcycle flying the ‘Legions Riders Branch’ and ‘Lest We Forget’ flag on Saturday October 22 at Pulborough Village Hall.

Martin is a former soldier who saw service in Northern Ireland, the Falklands & Kuwait.

Throughout the year the Riders Branch members attend various events to raise money as well as providing the Honour Guard for the repatriation of returning servicemen.

Martin and his motorcycle will be at Pulborough Tesco today (Friday November 4) between 3pm and 5.30pm, and at Sainsbury’s in Pulborough on tomorrow (Saturday November 5) between 10am and 12.30pm.

l Steyning air cadets and Mayberry Garden Centre are joining forces to raise money for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

For a small fee customers can have their car washed by the 1140 (Steyning) Squadron of Air Cadets at the garden centre, Old Shoreham Road, Portslade on Saturday November 12, between 10am and 4pm.

Chris Harland from the centre is heavily involved with the cadets as an instructor and has organised the event.

He said: “The men and women of past and present conflicts are an inspiration to our cadets.

“We are hoping all Mayberry’s customers will take up the offer to donate to this cause, and get a clean car to boot.”