'Money we raise goes towards helping the families of the heroic men killed' (From Borehamwood Times)
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Volunteers urgently needed for Poppy Appeal, says Royal British Legion
10:54am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
People are urgently needed to ensure that the sacrifices made by millions of men during the war are not forgotten.
Volunteers at the Royal British Legion, in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, are looking for people to give just two hours a week to help sell Poppies.
Carole Denbigh, an honorary volunteer coordinator for Borehamwood, hopes to raise thousands of pounds during this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The Shenley Road resident said: “There are no limits to the amount of volunteers we need.
“Helpers will sell poppies in Morrisons and Tescos, and some will go round schools, streets and houses to try raise as much money as possible.
“Even just two hours a week can make a difference to the money we raise. Every little helps.
“I am always overwhelmed by the generosity of our volunteers because they do inspiring work.”
Poppies are used as a symbol of wartime remembrance in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
The memorial day, held on the Sunday closest to November 11, marks the end of the First World War.
Last year, the legion’s Borehamwood branch raised over £35,000 which Mrs Denbigh said was a dream come true.
The 62-year-old first started volunteering for the legion around 40-years-ago, said the need for helpers is “greater than ever” this year.
She said: “I opened the newspaper this morning and saw that two more of our men have been killed out in Afghanistan.
“Money we help raise goes towards helping the families of the heroic men killed. It really is life changing work.”
To volunteer, phone the legion on 020 8386 2900.