The year 2009 total for the Bride Valley,house to house
collection,Band Concert, Coffee morning,Church collections and static points around the Valley amounted to a record
£4755 An increase of 10%. A special thank you to the collectors who spent their valuable
time selling the poppies. A thank you also to all of the public houses and
firms that have a box displayed throughout the year. We must also thank St. Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock who agreed to having the collection on Remembrance Day Services donated to the Poppy Appeal
Fund and to the St.Swithun's Band who every year give of their services free to provide a Band Concert for the benefit of The Poppy Appeal.
All the year round
the Legion Benevolent Fund - The Poppy Appeal - benefits from legacies and
a huge variety of sponsored events and fund-raising functions. But the peak
of our fund-raising effort comes in the run up to the Legion's Festival of
Remembrance and Remembrance Sunday, when the nation proudly remembers those
who died that we might live.
In early November
some 350,000 legion volunteers take to the streets with poppies and
collecting boxes, raising millions of pounds for the Poppy Appeal that
funds our benevolent work.
In 2008 the total
collected was just under £33.3Million the highest total in the Poppy Appeal history.
Every November members of this Branch visit each of the Valleys war memorials to lay a wreath and to show their respect to the people who died in the two world wars.