Poppy Appeal: It's time to show our thanks

Poppy appeal launch
Poppy appeal launch

I am honoured as the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough to be in a position to appeal to your readers in asking for their support for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2018.

One hundred years ago the guns fell silent on the world’s first truly global war. It is time to think about all of those who lived through this tragic and remarkable time and who put Britain on the path to becoming what it is today. It’s time to say thank you for all they did for us, and one of the ways in which we can do this is to support the Poppy Appeal during the official period of Remembrance from October 25 until November 11.

The appeal also gives us an opportunity to support the dedication of our current serving military personnel.

Every year millions of pounds are raised to support the Armed Forces community through the appeal. All money goes directly to its welfare work with serving service personnel, veterans and their families, so I am appealing to all members of our borough community to get involved and help to raise as much as possible.

You can get a poppy from one of the many poppy volunteers in the town centres of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby in return for a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Please give as much as you can afford and if you have a few hours to spare, you might also want to consider becoming a poppy volunteer. Anyone over 16 years of age can help; to find out more go to britishlegion.org.uk and search for ‘Volunteer as a Poppy Appeal Collector’. Remembrance events are taking place and I encourage you to support them if you can. The

Deputy Mayor and I will be proud to join you at some of them.

Cllr Joe Plant

Mayor of the Borough

of Scarborough

Town Hall

St Nicholas Street

Scarborough