Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Sharon Short, assistant to director Rachel Horman here at Watson Ramsbottom, joined her local community to spend last Saturday selling poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Along with her husband Frank, organiser Laura and a group of residents from her local area in Blackburn, Sharon braved the wet conditions to sell standard poppies, ‘car poppies’ and larger poppies to passing traffic. They were able to fit poppies to cars in return for a £5.00 donation, and also sold large poppies for a £10.00 donation.
Sharon’s husband, along with police officer Laura, started the poppy collection within their local Blackburn community last year, and were able to raise almost £5000 for the Royal British Legion. The amount raised this year has not yet been counted, but Sharon advises that despite the rain it was a great day and they were able to collect a lot of money.
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s largest Armed Forces Charity, who provide support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.
If you wish to attain a poppy ahead of Sunday, visit your local supermarket, or if you wish to donate please visit the Royal British Legion website.