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Royal British Legion “desperate” for Poppy Appeal organiser
WITH Remembrance Sunday fast approaching, the Royal British Legion is in desperate need of a Poppy Appeal organiser for Boscombe. Boscombe has been without a head organiser for more than a year, so there is no one to co-ordinate the collection in the Sovereign Centre and concourse.
Community Fundraiser Ian Jarvis said: “I am now in desperate need for a Poppy Appeal Organiser for Boscombe, without which the town centre will have no poppies this year.
“I have a group of people who are prepared to collect but I need an individual who can order and store items and organise those volunteers.
“The Poppy Appeal Organiser position has long formed the backbone of the Legion’s network of volunteers, without them the Appeal does not succeed.”
Inspired by the World War I poem In Flanders Fields, remembrance poppies have been used since 1920 to commemorate the sacrifices made by brave service men and women.
The national 2012 to 2013 Poppy Appeal is currently standing at around £3,600,000 and Dorset has contributed more than £580,000 to that amount.
Ian said: “Poppy Appeal Organisers don't need a military connection, they just need to be organised and enjoy interacting with others. “It requires commitment and it's a varied and rewarding role.”
Efforts towards the appeal will be focused between October and November, with Remembrance Sunday falling on November 10. If you are interested in this position then contact Ian Jarvis by calling 07827 355042 or emailing: email@example.com
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