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Poppy Day appeal to take place next week

The Poppy Appeal organised by the Royal British Legion will be held on November 8.

The appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance.

The Gibraltar Branch is encouraging people to donate and show their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

The traditional Poppy Day Appeal will take place on Friday, November 8 with collections points spread out in various locations manned by Legion members and serving Forces personnel.

The local Branch is calling on the whole of Gibraltar to wear their poppies with pride on the lead up to Remembrance Sunday.

“The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community,” said Chairman of the Gibraltar Branch, Lt Col (Rtd) Francis Brancato.

“We're here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We've been here since 1921 and we'll be here as long as they need us.”

The Legion is the largest Armed Forces charity with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities.

It provides lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families, from expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life.

Those wishing to take part in the Remembrance Day Parade are requested to muster at Kings Street at 11am. Dress regimental beret, tie, blazer and medals.

March will be at 11.40am.