Appeal to back the British Legion Poppy Appeal in Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council’s Chairman is urging local residents to back the British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Chair Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths is supporting the Poppy Appeal and has agreed that poppies can be placed in council premises.
Last year’s Poppy Appeal currently stands at just over £45m which is an increase of more than £6m on the 2013 total.
The Head of the Poppy Appeal Ray Sheppard said: “Our welfare services this year have seen over £1.3m 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.
“Our Armed Forces and the demands on our services are as important now as they have always been.”
This year Remembrance falls from October 24 until November 11.
The success of the Poppy Appeal relies on the committed support of volunteers and the British Legion is again running its Poppy People campaign to attract new volunteers. Anyone over 16 years of age can help and they can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths said: “I’m pleased to offer the council’s support for the Poppy Appeal and would urge Carmarthenshire people to again support it generously this year.
“The work of the British Legion is as important as ever and the need for its services is still as great.”