Posted: Thu 20th Oct 2016

County Council’s Chairman Is Urging Local Residents To Back The British Legion Poppy

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Chairman is urging local residents to back the British Legion Poppy Appeal. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chair Cllr Eryl Morgan is supporting the Poppy Appeal and has agreed that poppies can be placed in council premises. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Interim Head of the Poppy Appeal Shane Crowhurst said: “The Poppy Appeal currently stands at just over £44m and is almost on a par with last year’s record breaking increase. This is an incredible testament to the public’s generosity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our welfare services vary and for just a small donation of £5 we can install a handrail for someone who has been badly injured. A collective donation of £80,000 will ensure a complete refurbishment of a bedroom at one of our many Poppy Homes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We spend millions of pounds on welfare each week and the number of our beneficiaries is growing annually due to recent conflicts.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This year Remembrance falls from October 29 until November 13. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The success of the Poppy Appeal relies on the committed support of volunteers and the British Legion has updated its Poppy People campaign to attract new volunteers. Anyone over 16 years of age can help and they can do this by emailing volunteersupport@britishlegion.org.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Eryl Morgan said: “The British Legion plays a vital role and the demand for its services is increasing. I would the people to give generously, just as they have in previous years.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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