Council helps Legion launch 2019 Poppy Appeal

Royal British Legion standard bearers gathered outside The Forum in Towcester this week to launch the 2019 Poppy Appeal collections in South Northamptonshire.

Published: Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

Cllr Rosie Herring, Chairman of South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), whose father served with the RAF, said: “You don’t have to be related to someone who has served or is still serving in the armed forces to support our veterans.

“Those men and women put themselves in harm’s way for the good of us all and it is a sign of a healthy society that veterans are looked after. They did their duty, let’s do ours.”

The two-week long Poppy Appeal starts nationally on Saturday, 26 October and volunteers will be collecting at supermarkets across South Northamptonshire.

SNC staff have volunteered to help with collections and will among the Poppy Appeal Collectors stationed at Waitrose in Towcester from Monday, 28 October.

In some communities volunteers will go door to door and there are hundreds of static collections located at shop checkouts, petrol stations, banks and office receptions throughout the district.