Every Remembrance poppy counts

Published Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 14:15

Families in Blackburn with Darwen are being urged to show support for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

The Royal British Legion have said this year’s Poppy Appeal is more important than ever, as the coronavirus pandemic has left ex-servicemen in “dire need of urgent help and support” and every poppy that is sold makes a difference to the lives of serving armed forces and those who have served.

The poppy shop has opened in Blackburn’s Mall so residents can support Remembrance fundraising efforts. Residents will also find poppy stalls on Darwen Market and on Blackburn Market, or online via the Royal British Legion.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mohammed Khan, CBE, said:

“I would like to thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard to make sure the fundraising efforts can go ahead. This year we know many charities, like so many other groups and organisations are struggling because of the pandemic.

“The legion’s work is more vital now than ever as they work to support people from all generations who have suffered new hardships as a result of Covid-19.

“Every poppy really does count and I would urge anyone who can afford to, to make a donation to the Royal British Legion or to buy a poppy when you are in town.”

Alternative celebrations are being organised for Remembrance Sunday as we all stay safely socially-distanced under Tier 3 restrictions. Find more information about services from Blackburn Cathedral and St Peters in Darwen on Facebook. Plus, a Remembrance Sunday light projection show is showing November 4 – 11, featuring a Remembrance themed projection including images of Blackburn soldiers, wartime newspaper archives, local war poetry, and a poppies animation will light up the town hall.

Further details will be published soon.

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