Volunteers wanted in Bideford to support Poppy Appeal.
The Royal British Legion is urging the great British public to join forces with them this year and volunteer for the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal.
The Legion is calling on local people across Bideford to show their support for our Armed Forces – past and present – by dedicating their spare time to distribute poppies for donations.
The Legion needs a volunteers for this year’s Appeal in Bideford high street and supermarkets. Community Fundraiser Lauren Chilton says their support will help the charity continue providing life-long help and support to the Armed Forces community.
Lauren said: “Every year we are astounded by the overwhelming support from the public who give anything from two hours to two weeks of their free time to help out during the Poppy Appeal. It’s our biggest fundraising campaign made possible thanks to the dedication of our volunteers.”
The Legion offers life-long support to the Armed Forces community in a number of ways including providing crisis grants, researching the changing impact of blast injuries on the body, lobbying the government on key issues, specialist dementia care, sport and art based recovery programmes and advising on benefits and money problems.
“We couldn’t provide any of this support without the help of our volunteers during the Poppy Appeal,” Lauren added. “Volunteering can provide great opportunities for those involved. It allows the chance to meet new people, learn new and transferable skills and be part of a team that helps the whole Armed Forces family and promotes understanding of Remembrance.”
The Legion is looking for enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds.
Volunteers do not need to have a military background and any age can volunteer for the Legion, although if you’re under the age of 16, you’ll need to be accompanied by an adult. There are a variety of roles available. To find out more, contact Community Fundraiser Lauren Chilton on 07458 010862 or LChilton@britshlegion.org.uk .
For further information on the work of The Royal British Legion visit: www.britishlegion.org.uk