I am most grateful for the joint statement made by Mr Cooper, of Lincolnshire County Council and Mr Seymour, of South Holland District Council, which was published in the Spalding Guardian on October 15 as it draws people’s attention to the vital work carried out by the Royal British Legion in support of not only our ex and currently serving servicemen and women but, just as vitally, their families.
To locally illustrate their request for new volunteers, the Spalding branch of the RBL intends to carry out the following in support of the Poppy Appeal during this remembrance tide (October 29-November 13)
l Sainsbury’s – 9am-7pm daily (Sunday 10am-4pm)
l Market stall on Saturdays
l Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre, Weston.
l town street collection on market days
l collections at Springfields
This programme is obviously very ambitious and relies on just a few people having to put in an enormous amount of effort to achieve.
It would be far better if there were a greater number of volunteers to share the burden and to carry on the task as the older generations find themselves unable to continue helping.
Which brings me to the whole point of this letter and that is to plead for new volunteers in Spalding.
Whether it’s an hour or a whole day, your time could make all the difference to the recipients of the RBL’s assistance – please give this request earnest consideration.
If you have a business and wish to supply Poppies to the public please contact the Poppy Appeal Organiser.
If you feel you can help in any way please contact me on 01406 373669.
Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser
The Royal British Legion