27 October 2016
Again this year, WYG volunteers will help raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2016, taking to the streets of London, on 3rd November, and Leeds, on 9th November. This year’s theme is ‘Rethink Remembrance’ and aims to recognise the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation too.
In London, our colleagues will be running the collections at Farringdon tube station, whilst volunteers in Leeds will lead the collecting teams around the city, at the train station and on the official Poppy Appeal bus.
Andrew Fotherby, WYG, Director said: “We are extremely proud that many of our colleagues have once again come forward to support this worthwhile cause. Demonstrating our support matters to us because of our strong bond with the Armed Forces and a long-standing history of working alongside service personnel in difficult conditions.”
Much of WYG’s work is also focused on making a positive impact on the living and working conditions of service personnel and their families, such as the recent Project Borona in Stafford.
Other WYG employees throughout the UK will organise their own fundraising events throughout the week, from 2nd to 10th November.
Each year the Royal British Legion asks the British public to support the Poppy Appeal by wearing a poppy during the period of Remembrance to raise vital funds to help the Armed Forces community.
For more information about the Poppy Appeal, visit the Royal British Legion's website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk