Royal British Legions across the Advertiser region are encouraging people to dig deep this year following their Poppy Appeal launches.
Last year, Poppy Appeals across the country raised almost £37 million for serving members of the armed forces, former servicemen and women, their families and dependants.
Appeals in Buckingham, Winslow, Brackley, Towcester and Bicester played a big part.
This year’s Buckingham Poppy Appeal launch took place outside the Old Gaol last week.
Buckingham Army Cadets, Air Cadets and other groups will be scattered across the district collecting for the Poppy Appeal, hoping to beat the £18,500 they raised last year. Buckingham will hold its Remembrance Service from 10.15am on Sunday, November 10.
Over the last 12 months Winslow’s RBL raised just under £18,500. Their Remembrance Parade to the war memorial will be led by the Army Cadets’ Company Sergeant Major Jack Edwards and Second-in-Command Bradley Hoines.
David Harries, chairman of South Northants Council, officially launched the Towcester and Greens Norton RBL’s Poppy Appeal outside the council’s offices at Springfields, in Towcester, on Wednesday last week.
Brackley RBL raised nearly £14,500 last year and is now hoping to reach £20,000 with poppy collecting tins and poppies available in every shop in Brackley and supporters of the legion on the streets with their boxes.
Brackley’s Remembrance Service on the piazza will be held at 3pm on November 10, and also at 11am on November 11.
Brackley RBL now has a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/rblbrackley?ref=hl