10 November 2017
In a resounding display of support for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, WYG volunteers have once again taken to the streets in the lead-up to Remembrance Day and smashed fundraiser targets.
Of the figures released thus far, we raised a whopping £20,053 in Leeds alone, and an additional £5,374 at Farringdon Station in London, where our team was commended for raising the amount without the presence of any service personnel. More WYG volunteers ventured out to support the fundraising in other parts of London and Leicester.
On 24th October, WYG also hosted speaker Anna Pollock, who gave an inspirational talk on her own personal fight and the support given to her by the RBL in rebuilding her life after losing the ability to walk. Her incredible endeavours in raising money for the RBL have inspired many of our own members to pledge their time and effort.
Given WYG’s long-standing history of working alongside service personnel in difficult conditions, we are proud to continue making a positive impact on the living and working conditions, as well as the welfare of service personnel and their families.
Andrew Fotherby, Divisional Director at WYG, commented on the contributions: “Year after year, we continue to see astounding support from WYG employees who offer their time in recognition of the Royal British Legion’s amazing work. Our company has strong ties to the Legion, with some of our employees being ex-Armed Forces. We will continue supporting veterans from both past and present, in addition to rebuilding local communities in conflict-affected countries.”
The pictures below showcase the devotion and generosity of our volunteers and the support from the public. For more information about the Poppy Appeal visit the Royal British Legion's website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/.