Each year the nation shows its support for the work of The Royal British Legion through the Poppy Appeal. Every poppy helps us to support the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families.
Billingshurst’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal ‘Thank You Evening’ was held on Tuesday 29th April. Members and Friends gathered at Fishers Adventure Farm Park in Wisborough Green.
Royal British Legion Sussex County Chairman, Mr Les Coppard, and the West Sussex Poppy Appeal Organiser, Mr Ray Bradley presented certificates and awards to Poppy Appeal Collectors in the Fishers Farm Theatre, followed by supper served in the Restaurant and Bar.
Colin Banks, Billingshurst Branch President and Chairman stated: ‘This is an important event in the Calendar for the Branch and would not be possible without the support of the Fishers Farm team; the Executive Officers; Members and Friends. This has become a popular event and this year the support has been extremely good. We are constantly reminded of the need to continue raising monies for the Poppy Appeal. Our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard and locally we have raised £11,400, contributing towards the national Poppy Appeal which is hoping to raise £37 million this year.’
Anyone wishing to become a Poppy Appeal Collector should contact John Jones, Honorary Secretary, on 01403 783392.
Report and picture contributed by Billingshurst’s Royal British Legion.