Pendle’s Poppy Appeal is launched!

The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. Nawaz Ahmed and Mrs Azmat Ahmed with army cadets at the launch of this years Poppy Appeal.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. Nawaz Ahmed and Mrs Azmat Ahmed with army cadets at the launch of this years Poppy Appeal.

The Nelson and District Branch of the Royal British Legion has officially launched its annual Poppy Appeal campaign which raises money to aid people who are serving – or have previously served – in military roles.

On Saturday morning, the launch took place at The ACE Centre in Nelson. The branch covers Nelson, Brierfield, Barrowford and Pendleside.

The Mayor, Mayoress and MP at the Poppy Launch Ball event. (S)

The Mayor, Mayoress and MP at the Poppy Launch Ball event. (S)

And the Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. Nawaz Ahmed and his wife Mrs Azmat Ahmed, went along there along with Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson. There were also lots of Army Cadets there, too.

And the evening before that there was a Poppy Launch Ball which took place at Nelson Cricket Club.

Some 80 people – supported by the Mayor and Mayoress and MP – helped launch the Poppy Appeal 2015 at the event for Nelson and District Branch.

Mr Michael Sutcliff , the branch’s Welfare Office, revealed: “Entertainment was provided by Vicky and the big Combo. Some £400 was raised for the appeal and a good night was enjoyed by all.”

So the branch will be working on its Poppy Appeal around its region to raise lots of money for the Royal British Legion’s aid.