Police show their support for Poppy Appeal

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Police show their support for Poppy Appeal

Colin Pipe, Acting Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "Following the success of our specially decorated pride vehicle at Bourne Free earlier this year, many members of the public got in touch to suggest other events they would like to see us support in this way".

TV presenter Zoe Ball helped kick of this year's Poppy Appeal.

THE Poppy Appeal 2016 has been launched in Wiltshire following the unveiling of a giant poppy which has been carved into the county's landscape.

Last year's special edition poppy shirts - worn by the team during their Remembrance Sunday fixture against Crystal Palace - raised more than £22,000.

The poppy was officially adopted by the Great War Veteran's Association (the predecessor of the Royal Canadian Legion) as its Flower of Remembrance on July 5, 1921.

Cameron phtoshopped poppy
Police show their support for Poppy Appeal

"Plymouth really has pulled out all the stops to support the legion for this day and we're all looking forward to putting on quite a show with our friends in the Armed Forces".

"The fundraising target in Kent is £1.5 million, which will go towards the Legion's national target of £43 million to continue its vital work delivering practical funds, through life care and support to the Armed Forces community". The Legion is here for all generations of the Armed Forces community, and it's important to remember there's a new generation that needs your support.

In the a year ago, the generosity of the British public helped the Legion answer more than 780,000 requests for help.

The Royal British Legion's Director of Fundraising, Claire Rowcliffe, said: "The Poppy Appeal 2016 is encouraging the public to recognise the service and sacrifices made across all generations of the British Armed Forces".

After suffering extreme injuries while serving in Afghanistan, Michael is now a community fundraiser and will be speaking to staff and shoppers about the work and importance of The Royal British Legion.

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