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Illuminated Poppy display goes live at Guildhall as Poppy Appeal in North Wales launches

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 26th, 2017.

The new Poppy display on the Guildhall was formally opened earlier today with a group of Veterans, the town’s Mayor and various Councillors attending – an event that also formally launched this year’s Poppy Appeal in North Wales.

The display on the Guildhall is bigger than ever before and is now illuminated of an evening.

ThisIsWrexham have shared the below pictures they have taken of the new display as it lit up.



This is how it looks like in daylight in a picture taken by us yesterday:

In another first this year it will be possible to donate via contactless card, alongside cash, to the Poppy Appeal.

The Royal British Legion, in partnership with card payment services provider Cardnet, is piloting the scheme with 200 mobile donation terminals across the UK.

The terminals, featuring the familiar Poppy design, will have three pre-set donation levels of £2, £3 and £5 enabling donors to quickly and securely make their donation for the traditional poppy or for a lapel pin.

As well as accepting contactless donations by credit or debit card, the terminals also accept Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay providing the donor’s device is linked to a Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card.

Be aware that the Poppy Appeal this year will also ‘recycle’ and old style round pound coins if you did not manage to spend them in time – so if you are looking for a home for the spare change, consider the Poppy Appeal!

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