Published: October 27, 2013
Shoppers urged to dig deep as Burnham's Poppy Appeal launches

Burnham-On-Sea shoppers have this week been urged to dig deep and give generously to the town's poppy appeal, which launched on Saturday (October 26th).

Supporters of Burnham's Royal British Legion launched the annual appeal outside their HQ in Victoria Street, as pictured here.

Poppy sellers have begun collecting in supermarkets across the town in the run-up to Burnham's Remembrance Day commemorations on Sunday November 10th.

Burnham Royal British Legion spokeswoman Gaynor Browne told "We have lots of volunteers out in supermarkets over the next fortnight and encourage shoppers to give their support to this wonderful cause by buying a poppy."

Meanwhile, a Poppy Dance is set to take place at The Ritz Social Club from 7pm on Saturday 2nd November. Tickets are priced £10 per person from The Tourist Information Centre, The Ritz and Bessie's Sweet Shop in Burnham High Street.

A 'Pop-up Gallery' is also to be held outside the legion's Victoria Street HQ on Saturday November 9th after high winds caused the postponement of the event in Pier Street this weekend. The gallery will showcase a collection of 1940's and 50's advertising posters.

The Legion is always keen to hear from local people able to help as poppy sellers - volunteers can call in at the Legion's shop in Victoria Street from 10am-12pm every weekday or ring 01278 780146 to give their help.

The 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.

Pictured: Gaynor Browne, Marjorie Lees and Michael Barnard at Saturday's poppy appeal launch

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