Woking Borough Council
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11 October 2013
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People in Woking are being urged to wear their Poppies with pride to show support for Armed Forces families who are the focus of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal 2013.
The Royal British Legion, supported by Woking Borough Council, is holding a Surrey Poppy Day on Monday October 28 2013 in Jubilee Square.
The launch will include a Parade marching into the Square through the Town Gate for an 11am start, when the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Anne Roberts, will be present.
The Parade will be followed by a short concert performed by The Three Belles with dancing by Summerscales Performing Arts. A number of RBL Brolly Ladies will be stationed around the shopping centre offering Poppies to the public, and there will be a Poppy House in Wolsey Shopping Centre. All residents and visitors are welcome, and should be in Jubilee Square by 10.40 am to enjoy the start of the Parade.
Every Poppy helps raise the £1.6 million needed by the Legion every week to deliver practical help and advice to the Armed Forces community. Please do come along and show your support for the Woking Poppy Day.
Councillor John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said "We are delighted to host the Launch of the Poppy Appeal. It is important that we remember those from all nations and from all faiths who sacrificed their lives to give us the freedom we enjoy today. I am sure that Woking residents will support our Poppy Appeal and ensure its success this year and for many years to come."
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion stands shoulder to shoulder with all who serve. It is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem, the red poppy. www.britishlegion.org.uk