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MP calls for Poppy Appeal support in Wrexham

Wrexham’s MP Ian Lucas is calling for members of the public to lend their support to the town’s annual Poppy Appeal.

Mr Lucas, who works alongside the Royal British Legion team in Wrexham each year to help out with the appeal in the town, is asking people to volunteer to help collect for the appeal in the weeks in the lead up to Remembrance Day.

Volunteers would be very welcome on Friday November 3, Saturday 4 or Saturday 11. The collecting shifts would be between 10am and 3pm. Volunteers should come to the Poppy Drop in on Chester Street and they should bring some ID.

Mr Lucas said: “The Royal British Legion does great work in Wrexham – all year round. It’s one of the reasons why I help with the Poppy Appeal each year.

“This is a great chance for people in Wrexham to help out with the Legion’s work on the streets of our town. They simply need to pop down to the Poppy Drop in on Chester Street with their ID – the Royal British Legion will do the rest.

“For those who simply wish to donate, it’s also worth remembering that the Poppy Appeal will happily accept the old round pound coins in the collecting boxes this year too.”

This morning Kevin Forbes tweeted the below information sheet outlining other sessions that require volunteer help – plus contact information for those who wish to get involved.

The letter also notes 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!

Pic: Poppies are on lamp posts all around town, this was a picture taken yesterday near to Queens Square.

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