Launch of poppy appeal

Launch of the Poppy Appeal at the Royal British Legion in Colne (from left) John Barker, branch secretary Tony Gibben, David Oiller and poppy appeal organiser Paul Blackhurst.'Photo Ben Parsons
Launch of the Poppy Appeal at the Royal British Legion in Colne (from left) John Barker, branch secretary Tony Gibben, David Oiller and poppy appeal organiser Paul Blackhurst.'Photo Ben Parsons

COLNE Royal British Legion has launched its 2011 Poppy Appeal with a concert for ex-servicemen and club members.

The Sunday afternoon event was enjoyed by all who attended and got what is hoped will be another highly successful appeal off to a successful start.

Over the next two weeks, shops and businesses all over the town and surrounding villages will have collection boxes and poppies on sale.

Pictured at the launch (left to right) are John Barker, branch secretary Tony Gibbon, David Oiller and poppy appeal organiser Paul Blackhurst.