The Funtington District Poppy Appeal Campaign and the Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Funtington, PO11 9AH will be held at:
10:45 am 10th November 2017
Your local contact is: Tony D’Alton, Poppy Appeal Organiser, Funtington District SHC07
Tony@tonydalton.org Tel 07831-775819
This year with all the anxiety of Brexit, Tony especially remembers five of his Fusilier comrades who lost their lives on the Northern Ireland /Eire Border as a result of ambushes and booby traps.
In addition, 6 members of his Battalion suffered serious injuries and have had to live with their physical injuries over the last 44 years. He has no figures on those who now suffer from PTSD but he is sure there are some.Her Majesty, the Queen is the Patron of the Poppy Appeal, which is why The Royal British Legion will always be an important factor in the rehabilitation and supporters of ex service personnel and their families.
From Saturday 26 October about a dozen stalwart members of our community will be out collecting donations and offering Poppies and other Poppy Appeal items to us all.
• Please donate if you can and if you fill in one of the Gift Aid forms then the Poppy appeal can benefit from a 20% tax refund!!
• Last year we collected £3,681 and let us hope that we can match or better that figure this year.
• Thank you in advance for your generosity and if you do not see us then you can still Text POPPY to 70090. But most of all please appreciate the efforts of our collectors.