Poppy appeal launch

Honouring Commemoration at The Mercury Mall
On Wednesday, 31 October, the 2018 Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal was launched at The Mercury Mall, Romford.

Standard bearers from the Royal British Legion branches in Havering joined with Councillor Dilip Patel, Mayor of Havering, Andrew Rosindell, MP for Romford, Pam Morrison from the Royal British Legion and the Voluntary Police Cadets of Havering.

“Mercury Mall is delighted to host the official launch of the RBL poppy appeal each year,” says Natalie Bays, Deputy Centre Manager of The Mercury Mall “and to be joined by so many key members of Romford and the surrounding area.”

Pam from the Royal British Legion said: “Last year, a staggering £61,000 was raised for the Appeal in Romford alone and we are always amazed and grateful to the shoppers who always dig deeply into their pockets.

“As always, we hope that their generosity will help the British Legion meet this year’s target.

“As in previous years, poppy sellers will be located near the helpdesk area until Saturday 10 November, and again, this year will be involving our community in raising more money for the Appeal, and also raising awareness of the poppy appeal charity.

Pam continued: “Members of The Mercury Breakfast Club, once again, got their knitting needles out and crafted knitted poppies for the Appeal to sell to raise money.

“Linda Allen, also from the Breakfast Club made a beautiful knitted poppy wreath.
“Hopefully our efforts will help keep the profile of the Appeal in Romford.”

To help the Royal British Legion raise these funds, they are always appreciative of the help of volunteers who give up a small amount of their time.

Anyone interested in helping should contact Pam Morrison, Hon Poppy Appeal Organiser on 01708 740629.

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