0 Have your say HUNDREDS of people have vowed to honour the fallen and support veterans in the ‘most important’ year for the Poppy Appeal. Organisers across the Portsmouth area promised to make it the ‘best yet’ as this year’s Remembrance marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.Icy October chills did not deter civic dignitaries, cadets, veterans and volunteers from launching the Royal Britsh Legion’s annual appeal at ceremonies in Cosham, Gunwharf Quays and Gosport on Saturday.Terry Bryant, speaking at Tesco North Harbour for the launch of the Cosham appeal he leads, said: ‘This year is more significant than previous years because of the centenary.’He and his wife raised £47,000 last year spearheading the Cosham appeal but hope to fundraise even more.‘We want to make it the best yet and raise more than we did last year,’ he said.Deputy Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor … [Read more...] about ‘Most important year’ for Poppy Appeal as hundreds pledge to make it the best yet
0 Have your say A CENTURY after the signing of the Armistice brought the First World War to an end, it was both striking – and symbolic – that the Royal British Legion launched this year’s Poppy Appeal with a series of imaginative art installations. After all, it was the creation of the vivid Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display at the Tower of London, and the planting of a ceramic poppy to mark every British and Colonial soldier killed in the Great War, which did set the tone for the commemorative events that have been taking place since 2014.With Harry Patch, the last surviving Tommy, having died in 2009, it took this cascade of 888,246 carefully crafted poppies to bring home to contemporary generations the sheer number of young men who never returned from Europe’s bloody battlefields.And while this year’s remembrance season will have even more poignancy because it also marks a landmark in time, the silencing of guns and … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: They will be remembered. A poppy appeal like no other as Armistice centenary is honoured
News / UK and world by Press Association October 25, 2018, 9:45 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The annual Poppy Appeal has been launched with art installations revealed around the UK to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Sunday November 11 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, and thousands of volunteers will help sell and distribute paper poppies in the following days. Founded in 1921, the Poppy Appeal raises funds for servicemen and women and their families. A six-metre-high poppy installation was unveiled at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to mark the launch of the charity campaign and say thank you to the First World War generation. Smaller artworks were revealed at a number of locations, including Downing Street, Brighton Pavilion, the Library of Birmingham, and Ballyclare Football Club in Co Antrim. The installations will remain in place until Monday. The Prime Minister will give her … [Read more...] about Royal British Legion launches centenary Poppy Appeal
REMEMBRANCE Day 2018 is approaching and red poppies will soon be appearing everywhere you look. Here's everything you need to know about Britain's biggest commemoration event including where to get a poppy and how to get involved. When does the 2017 Poppy Appeal start? The Poppy Appeal officially starts on Thursday, October 25. Remembrance Sunday will be on November 11 this year and the Cenotaph Service will take place at Whitehall in London. Though the paper poppies are the most widely recognised, you can also buy poppy badges in silk, felt, sterling silver and many other variations. In 2014, nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies were installed at the Tower of London to mark 100 years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. The major art installation, titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, was created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, and the poppies were bought by lucky bidders afterwards, raising £8 million for six different … [Read more...] about When does The Poppy Appeal for 2018 start? Who are the Royal British Legion, when is London Poppy Day and where can I make a donation?
Hartlepool Poppy Appeal organiser Sian Cameron is “bursting with pride” after being invited to attend two prestigious remembrance events in London. Sian, who spearheads the town’s team of collectors, has been nominated by the Royal British Legion to represent the region at this year’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 10.The following day – Remembrance Sunday – she will also attend a special service at Westminster Abbey to mark 100 years of the Armistice in the First World War.The Festival of Remembrance is attended by the Prime Minister and senior members of the Royal Family.Sian, 36, who has headed the Hartlepool Poppy Appeal since the death of her dad Ian Cameron eight years ago, said: “It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.“I’m bursting with pride. I have never been before and it is a first for us Camerons. “Normally I am knee deep selling poppies so I will be arranging cover this year to … [Read more...] about Hartlepool Poppy Appeal organiser’s pride at invite to Centenary events