Published: October 7, 2012
Poppy people appeal issued by Burnham-On-Sea Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion has issued an appeal for Poppy Appeal collectors to come forward in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.

The Legion is busily preparing for its annual collections in the run-up to Remembrance Day and says it is "extremely short" of helpers in the Burnham area this year.

"If you have two hours or two weeks to help in Burnham-On-Sea or Highbridge, we would ask invite you to get in touch," Sue Potepa, County Fundraiser, told

"The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s principal way of raising money during the year and we need volunteers of all ages to do a variety of roles such as distributing poppies and collecting on streets, in shops and in workplaces."

During the past year The Royal British Legion has spent £90 million pounds - or £1.7 million a week - helping serving and ex service personnel. In Somerset and Bristol, over 1,200 people have received direct help. To offer help, contact Sue Potepa on 01278 442067 or by email here.

Pictured: Burnham's former Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke, at last year's launch of the Poppy Appeal in the town


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