The official launch of the Wimborne and District Poppy Appeal 2022 will be at 1000hrs on Saturday 29th October in Wimborne Square.
The Appeal makes a vital contribution to supporting retired and injured Service personnel and their dependants in almost every aspect of daily life and it is both heartening and humbling to see how much the people of our area support this work year after year.
Poppy boxes and collecting tins will be distributed to many retail and social outlets throughout the area. In Wimborne itself over the Remembrance fortnight, gazebos will be located daily both on the Square and at Waitrose. Each will have a variety of Poppy related items available.
Our street collections will commence at 1000hrs on Saturday 29th October when vehicles from the Dorset Military Enthusiasts Trust will be on parade. A cry from the Town Serjeant, a trumpet call, and the purchase of the first poppy by the Town Mayor will all add to the event.
We always need volunteers to help with our stalls and collections so if you can offer an hour or so over the Remembrance fortnight, you would be most welcome. There is a sheet on the noticeboard in the RBL clubhouse on West Borough where you can register your interest and book a slot.
Alternatively, and should you have any queries or seek further information, then please contact Wimborne RBL Poppy Appeal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text or call to 07799 466596.