I keep my poppy and cross all year round on my mantelpiece. Not that I need reminding of all the brave soldiers we have abroad at the moment for they are always in my thoughts.
Below are details of this years launch by our mayor and a fellow Tory councillor Robin Vickery, as per IBC press release.
Ipswich’s Poppy Appeal will be launched at the Town Hall by the Mayor this Saturday (26th October) at 11.45am.
Hamil Clarke MBE will be joined by Robin Vickery, Chairman of the local branch of the Royal British Legion. They will accompany veterans to the Poppy Appeal Shop in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre while a pipe and drum band play. The Mayor will cut a ribbon at the shop to mark the launch of the appeal.
Eddie King, of the Ipswich Lions, will present a cheque to the Royal British Legion at the Town Hall.
The Mayor said: “The Poppy Appeal is a key date in the Ipswich calendar as it starts the remembrance commemorations. We must never forget the valour shown by our Armed Forces, many of whom paid the supreme sacrifice for their families and their country.”