Stow-on-the-Wold poppy appeal launched with help from Prime Minister David Cameron
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD launched this year’s poppy appeal with the help of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Members of the Stow branch of the Royal British Legion were joined by Mr Cameron on The Green at Stow Square on Saturday, October 26.
This year, with support from Taylor & Fletcher, the appeal opened a Poppy headquarters in the Square providing hot drinks and a social hub for the community to meet.
The Poppy Appeal team created 250 boxes of poppies and 300 collection tins, all for use across the town.
Stow Poppy Appeal organiser Sarah-Hayley Owen said: "It was great to launch the 2013 appeal with support from The Prime Minister, who was visiting the town.
“Every poppy helps raise the £1.6 million needed by the legion each week to deliver practical help and advice to the armed forces community.”
It is hoped the appeal, which runs until Saturday, November 9 will raised a similar amount to last year’s total of £13,196.
There will be a parade and church service at St Edwards Church on Sunday, November 10 at 10.30am for Remembrance Sunday.
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