Poppy Appeal still in need of volunteers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 26 October 2015

Volunteers are needed for the Poppy Appeal.

Volunteers are needed for the Poppy Appeal.

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MORE than 20 new volunteers have put their name down to help with the Poppy Appeal.

The Mercury has teamed up with the Royal British Legion (RBL) to help it in its efforts to recruit 100 people for its appeal.

Last year, Weston-super-Mare raised £33,777 to support members of the armed forces and their families.

The RBL’s raised its highest-ever total last year, collecting £45.4million.

Adam Brown, who is helping to organise the appeal in Weston for the RBL, said: “I’m really happy with how many helpers we have.

“But we still need a big push in Worle.

“If we can get three or four extra helpers there, I would be over the moon.”

Last year, Worle raised £16,904, which was a 16 per cent increase on 2013.

Volunteers only need to commit to giving one hour a week during the appeal, which will finish after Remembrance Day on November 11.

To volunteer to sell poppies, contact Mr Brown on 07795 611494 or email adbrown@britishlegion.org.uk

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