Posted on behalf of the new RBL Poppy Team for Marple:THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: 2017 POPPY APPEALMarple, Marple Bridge, Mellor and Compstall
You may be aware that last year's appeal was not very successful for various reasons, some of which are detailed in other threads.
For this year's appeal a new team has taken over the running of the event and the purpose of this article is to make everyone aware that we need your assistance and help to make it a success this year.
We intend to make this event an all Marple effort in that we will deliver the poppies and boxes to all venues as previously on our lists.
If you are not sure you are on our lists and would like to have a poppy collection box in your place of work then please let us know.
In addition to the Poppy collection boxes, various types of wreaths are available, although these need to be ordered in good time prior to Remembrance Sunday.
We will collect the collection boxes after Remembrance Sunday, count the monies locally and deposit the funds in a local bank.
You will be notified afterwards of the total collected at your venue and the overall amount for the area.
Wreaths will be issued as previous years, but could past recipients please confirm requirements to Ron Townley
. Anyone new requiring a wreath please also contact Ron.
For local Poppy collections in Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor and Compstall locations please call Mike Openshaw
For overall enquiries including volunteers to collect in the ASDA store, please call Kevin Murray
The last properly organised Poppy Appeal in 2015 resulted in a fantastic collection of over £10,000 in Marple. Please help us make this year even bigger.
Should you require any further information or wish to volunteer your help, please contact any of the organisers below:Ron Townley: 0161 943 8863 (Wreaths)
Kevin Murray: 07954 388782 (General enquiries and ASDA collections)
Mike Openshaw: 07739 260372 (Collection boxes in shops, businesses, schools and other locations).