Residents urged to back Poppy Appeal

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By CarlyBaldwin | Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:32

This year's Poppy Appeal is now in full swing, and Walsall's Mayor is urging the town to once again show their full backing to the cause.

Poppies are on sale across the borough in the lead up to Remembrance Day, and Councillor Dennis Anson is confident that the people of Walsall will fully support the appeal.

"As an ex-RAF serviceman I appreciate the fantastic work that is being done by the Royal British Legion to support those involved in conflicts and their families," he explains.

"I am very confident that Walsall will rise to the fundraising challenge again in 2012 while helping to raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal which is so very important."

Nationally, the appeal raised almost £40 million last year, and those in charge are aiming for a similar total this year.

The Mayor has also backed calls for more volunteers to give their time to this year's appeal, with those interested asked to call 0800 085 5924.

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