In this, the Centenary year, of the beginning of the First World War in 1914, we are ever mindful of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces and the demands on them are as important now, as they were then.
As we approach Remembrance Sunday on November 9th, we are reminded of the ongoing commitment of The Royal British Legion to help the serving and ex-service communities. The Royal British Legion continues to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in our Armed Forces.
The Poppy Appeal is supported by many local volunteers that arrange collections and new “Poppy People” are always needed to assist. So if you feel you could help please contact The Royal British Legion by emailing: volunteersupportbritishlegion.org.uk to join them.
Last year the appeal raised in excess of £38 million. The Royal British Legion is seeking support to provide collection points throughout the Borough, for the Poppy Appeal that commences on 26th October, and we trust that our community will continue to demonstrate that support, and give generously, as it has done over the past years.
Coun. Michael Ranson
Mayor of Ribble Valley