The Beeston branch of the Royal British Legion, under appeal organiser Dave Embleton, are once again hosting events and distributing poppies across the borough as symbols of remembrance for the fallen of our armed forces.
Every November, the branch deliver and collect 220 poppy boxes to various shops, pubs and clubs around the Beeston, Chilwell and Toton area, as well as manning boxes at the Beeston branches of Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
Dave told Beeston Local News: “With the help of just a small team of volunteers and the generosity of the public, we raised just short of £20,000 last year.
“It would be fantastic if we could achieve this sort of figure again.”
This year’s appeal was launched at the end of October at the Beeston Royal British Legion, which featured live music and was attended by the Mayor of Broxtowe.
The remembrance parade will be on Sunday 13th November, leaving The Royal British Legion on Hall Croft at approximately 10:30am, with two minutes silence at 11am.
There is also a remembrance service with two minutes silence at 11am in Beeston Square on Friday 11th November.