Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge’s MP supported the towns’ Poppy Appeal on Saturday (November 4th) by selling poppies at a local supermarket.

MP James Heappey helped to sell poppies to shoppers at Burnham-On-Sea’s Tesco store as the town’s Royal British Legion annual appeal is now well underway.

Volunteers and local groups, such as Burnham-On-Sea Army Cadets and Burnham Sea Cadets, are collecting in local supermarkets, alongside a team of volunteers.

This year’s appeal was launched at Burnham-On-Sea Pavilion last Saturday by Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock, accompanied by Royal British Legion organisers and Pavilion manager Louise Parkin, right.

The Pavilion is selling poppies and collecting for the appeal in the lead up to Remembrance Day on Sunday November 12th.

Organiser Ruth Crosby told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “The Poppy Appeal has got off to a great start in Burnham and Highbridge and we thank all the collectors and local supporters for their support.”

Last year, the Poppy appeal in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge raised over £28,000 and it’s hoped a similar or larger amount will be collected this year.