The 7th annual Woking Poppy Day will take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019. Supported by Woking Borough Council, the event will feature veterans, cadets and the Royal British Legion Standard Bearers parading to the War Memorial in Jubilee Square. The parade will be led by the British Airways Marching Band.
Mayor of Woking, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks and Civic guests will join for an exhortation led by Borough Army Champion John Kingsbury, followed by a one-minute silence at 11am. A day of entertainment will commence will music and dance performances, with collections taking place throughout.
“Life in the Armed Forces comes with unique challenges for those serving, and for their families, yet they are here for us every single day and always have been, so the Legion is here for them whenever they need us.”
- Lauryn Francis, The Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser in West Surrey
The fundraising target in Surrey this year is £1.5 million. The money raised will enable the Legion to continue its vital work delivering life-long support to Service and ex-Service personnel and their families through hardships, injuries and bereavements.
“Every donation received will make a real difference not only to the lives of Service men and women and veterans, but to their families as well who can also experience difficulties dealing with the circumstances of a loved one who is serving.”
- John Kingsbury, Borough Army Champion
The national Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch will take place on Thursday 24 October, supported by Armed Forces personnel, veterans and various celebrities.
Find out more at www.britishlegion.org.uk.