The Royal British Legion (RBL), like so many other charities this year is adapting its fundraising efforts for the annual Poppy Appeal - and Bob Seely MP is encouraging Islanders to get involved.
Bob, a former British Army Captain, who was awarded a Joint Commanders Commendation in 2009 for his tour of Iraq and a Military MBE in 2016 is appealing to Islanders to get online and find out how to support this year’s #EveryPoppyCounts appeal.
With some people unable, or reluctant, to leave their homes this year, and with many of the charity’s collectors unable to conduct face to face collections, a range of new ways for people to show their support remotely has been unveiled by the RBL.
Bob said: “There are so many ways to get involved this year and donate to the appeal and it’s important that we do. Not only does this time of year give us a chance to remember those who fought for our country, but it’s also a chance for us to give something back.
“You can get involved by displaying a poppy poster in your window, donating online or undertaking a virtual Poppy run. If you can donate to the appeal, please do so.”
More information about this year’s appeal can be found here: http://rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal