As you’ve probably seen in the news our friends at the Royal British Legion are set to lose out on millions of pounds in Poppy Appeal donations after coronavirus caused in-person collections to be halted for the first time in 99 years! Every year as a district we join together to remember the armed forces community, British and Commonwealth veterans, the allies who fought alongside the UK and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two world wars and later conflicts.
Councillor Jane Bell, Mayor of South Ribble, said: “Remembrance Sunday in South Ribble has always been a really poignant occasion, drawing huge crowds of people who want to join together in remembering the fallen and paying their respects to those that sacrificed so much.”
We couldn’t be prouder of all those who have gone to your doorstep to pay our respects in a Two Minute Silence, displaying a poppy in your windows and making poppies via some of the programme ideas. As a district each year we take pride in placing a wreath to pay our respects to those who gave – their lives, their health, their loved ones. The District Executive recently met and decided to make a sizeable contribution to support the great work the Royal British Legion does to support our community in providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.
In these challenging times, we feel that as a charity and global citizens we need to come together to support each other! We all have a common goal in ensuring young people and adults feel supported, valued and provide much-needed skills for life.