urged to dig deep as Burnham's Poppy Appeal launches
shoppers have this week been urged to dig deep and give generously
to the town's poppy appeal, which launched on Saturday (October
of Burnham's Royal British Legion launched the annual appeal outside
their HQ in Victoria Street, as pictured here.
sellers have begun collecting in supermarkets across the town
in the run-up to Burnham's Remembrance Day commemorations on Sunday
Royal British Legion spokeswoman Gaynor Browne told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"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."
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Gaynor Browne, Marjorie Lees and Michael Barnard at Saturday's
poppy appeal launch