Bromley Supports the Poppy Appeal

PUBLISHED: 13:25 27 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:25 27 October 2014

Colin Smith

Colin Smith


Appeal seeks to raise £40 million for British Legion

More than 1000 poppies are decorating lampposts and trees in Bromley town centre in support of this year’s fundraising appeal.

Bromley is supporting the Royal British Legion’s campaign to support the wounded, bereaved and families of the British Armed Forces.

Colin Smith is the deputy leader of Bromley council.

He said: “The overwhelming support for the appeal from our residents and visitors over the last four years has been inspiring. We are honoured to continue showing our support for such a worthy cause in a visible way, helping to ensure that these heroes and their families are never forgotten.

“This is particularly poignant this year, on the 100 year anniversary of World War One, which we commemorate in solemn respect.

“If you can, please try to take time to stop and explain to any young quizzical children what the poppies stand for to help ensure the relevance of the symbol is understood and carried forward by generations to come.

“I would also like to extend our thanks to our contractors whose generosity has once again made this display possible. This year’s appeal has been sponsored and supported by O’Rourke’s Contracting PLC and Gristwood & Toms Tree Management.”

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collection points will be stationed around the town centre; in the Churchill Theatre, Central Library and at various retail outlets.

Nationally, the Poppy Appeal is seeking to raise £40 million for the British Legion, which will help support servicemen, women and families deal with the aftermath of war.

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