and Highbridge Poppy Appeal gets underway
and Highbridge's Poppy Appeal launched on Saturday (28th October)
as collections get underway across the two towns with the aim of
exceeding last year's total of £28,000.
Royal British Legion is overseeing the annual appeal, which runs
through to mid-November.
and local groups such as Burnham-On-Sea Army Cadets and Sea Cadets
are collecting at the two towns' supermarkets.
appeal was launched at Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion on Saturday by Mayor
Cllr Bill Hancock, accompanied by Royal British Legion organisers
and Pavilion manager Louise Parkin, as pictured.
Pavilion will be selling poppies and collecting for the appeal over
the next two weeks.
Ruth Crosby told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Poppy Appeal Collectors
are the face of the Legion during the Poppy Appeal. They help provide
as many opportunities as possible for people to wear a poppy to
show their support for our Armed Forces, while raising important
funds. We encourage local people to once again give generously."
year, the Poppy
appeal in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge raised £28,840
and it's hoped a similar or larger amount will be collected this
are still being sought for this year and helpers can get in touch
by contacting Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Cllr Bill Hancock with poppy appeal organisers Ruth and John Crosby
at the launch in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday