Councillors hit the streets to support Poppy Appeal

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Ahead of Remembrance Sunday on the 10th November Labour Councillors have been out supporting the Royal British Legion’s 2013 Poppy Appeal.

This morning councillors were out across the borough selling poppies and talking to residents about the good work of the Royal British Legion.

This year’s poppy appeal marks 99 years since the outbreak of the First World War. In advance of next year’s centenary of WW1 Labour have called for the borough host high profile event to mark the occasion, suggesting that a senior member of the royal family is invited to the annual Tower of London ceremony.

Leader of the Labour Group, Cllr Sirajul Islam, said

“The Poppy Appeal is an important occasion for us all to show our respect to those who have fought and died for our country. Next year’s World War One centenary will be the perfect occasion for our borough to send an even stronger message of support for our brave service personnel.

“I hope that our historic borough will come together to host a special event. We could even invite the Royal Family!”

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