and Mayoress launch Burnham-On-Sea's 2011 Poppy Appeal
Mayor and Mayoress launched the town's annual poppy appeal on
Friday (October 28th).
Michael and Maria Clarke were the special guests at the event,
organised by members of Burnham's Royal British Legion at their
HQ in Victoria Street.
collectors will be seen across the town over coming days in the
run-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance Day commemorations.
Lees, Chairman of Burnham Royal British Legion, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We were really pleased to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress
at the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal and to show them all
the work that is going on behind the scenes by our volunteers
in the run-up to Remembrance Day on November 13th."
added: "I would urge local people to dig deep and buy a poppy
to help with the fundraising."
Legion is always keen to hear from local people able to help as
Poppy sellers - volunteers can visit the Legion's shop in Victoria
Street or call 01278 780146.
Poppy Appeal raises funds for The Royal British Legion, the nation's
leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all
members of the British forces community.