PHOTOS: Budleigh’s Poppy Appeal shop opens with ribbon cutting celebrations

Budleigh Salterton launched its 2019 Poppy Appeal shop with ribbon cutting celebrations at the town’s High Street headquarters.

Budleigh’s deputy mayor Cllr Michael Hilliar on Saturday launched this year’s appeal watched on by dignitaries and onlookers.

Words of welcome were said by Reverend Martin Jacques, Raleigh Mission Community vicar for Budleigh, Otterton and East Budleigh.

Budeigh’s Poppy Appeal shop – where you can buy a poppy to wear in aid of the Royal British Legion, or leave a donation – will be open for a fortnight, Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 1pm.

The organisers thanked all who gave their time and help to make the town’s 2019 poppy shop possible.

Jo Vanstone said: “This year we have been very lucky to secure premises on the High Street – many thanks to the owner.

“Thanks also to Nick Loman for his tireless work setting up the shop which we all think looks splendid.
“Deputy town mayor Michael Hilliar did the honours cutting the ribbon and Reverend Martin Jacques officiated.”

This year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is aiming to raise £50million nationally.

Funds raised will help support serving and ex-serving members of the armed forces and their families.

 

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