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Poppy Appeal - Letter From The Lord Mayor Of Bradford
Dear Editor

As Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day 2017 approach, I should like to ask your readers for their continued support for the Poppy Appeal within the Bradford Metropolitan District.

Last year the national Poppy Appeal raised just over 45.8 million pounds which was an all time record. This is an incredible testament to the public’s generosity and something the Royal British Legion could not do without your assistance.

Since 1921 the Royal British Legion’s mission has been to help those members of the serving and ex-service community who needed it. Over 90 years on and the Legion continues to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. The Poppy Appeal provides the main source of funds to maintain the Legion’s many welfare and benevolent schemes in which over 100,000 people are helped each year.

The Royal British Legion family remain ever mindful of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces and the demands on their services are as important now as they were at the beginning. Their welfare services have seen over 1.7 million pounds a week spent on a variety of services, from helping a young widow through an inquest to ensuring that an older veteran can stay independent in their own home.

The Royal British Legion is continuing with its ‘Poppy People’ campaign again this year to try and recruit desperately needed volunteers. Anyone over 16 years of age can help, they only need to email volunteersupport@britishlegion.org.uk

Poppies are available to the public from hundreds of outlets in the Bradford Metropolitan District and I urge your readers to give as generously as they can to help ensure the success of this year’s Appeal. The continued support of the general public is vital to enable the Royal British Legion to carry on its invaluable work.

Many thanks in advance, for enabling the Royal British Legion to continue to make a difference to a great many lives.

Yours very sincerely

Councillor Abid Hussain
Lord Mayor of Bradford

Poppy Appeal - Letter From The Lord Mayor Of Bradford, 8th November 2017, 19:11 PM