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Online donations sought for Poppy Appeal

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  • Published: 31st October 2020
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Online donations sought for Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal 2020 has not escaped the challengers brought about by Covid19. Collecting door to door or donating coins in shops is not viable this year, so organisers are asking for donations to be made online or via text. The Royal British Legion has commented “ Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has to adapt to the threat of Covid-19, and we are asking the public to support us like never before, because every poppy counts. “

Nina Haig, who is the local Royal British Legion organiser, has sent Clanfield Online a message to share with the village.

“I have discussed the Poppy Appeal with the community fundraiser. We have decided that as the majority of my collectors are over 70, we will not put them at risk going door to door.

“I  will not be distributing poppies to shops or pubs this year as I am wary of having coins to count. I have talked to the local schools and they will not be having the school packs or poppies to sell to the children. However, I have wreaths available for groups who if they wish to take them.

“I believe that Morrison’s Supermarket in Horndean will be collecting; villagers can also donate by visiting or they can text POPPY2 to donate £2.00; to donate £5.00 text POPPY5; and to donate £10.00 text POPPY10 to 70545.”

Clanfield Parish Council and Clanfield Online will erect poppies around the village again this year. Wreaths, constructed by Clanfield Beavers in 2019, will be displayed at the Drift Road crossroads, to show we do not forget past sacrifices, as we face fresh challenges in 2020.

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