Support for launch of Fareham poppy appeal

Harry Marrington, Sylvie Hasson and Mike Homer at Fareham's poppy appea launch
Harry Marrington, Sylvie Hasson and Mike Homer at Fareham's poppy appea launch

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Sylvie Hasson is from Fareham Shopping Centre. Here she talks about the launch of Fareham’s poppy appeal by the Royal British Legion.

THE Poppy Appeal was launched in Fareham Shopping Centre last week where

shoppers stopped to honour the two-minute silence that took place.

Members of the Royal British Legion have returned once again to their usual place, Boots, to raise money for the appeal.

Shoppers in Fareham are being urged to dig deep and donate what they can to help support servicemen, women, veterans and their families.

Honorary organiser Mike Homer said he was yet again hoping to beat last year’s grand total of £33,500.

It is important to him to remember those who have fought and lost their lives.

The veteran volunteers and their helpers will be in the centre selling items until Armistice Day, Friday November 11, when at 11am the two-minutesilence ceremony will take place.

The mayor of Fareham, Councillor Connie Hockley, and her consort will be in attendance along with veterans and other dignitaries.

Fareham Shopping Centre manager Mike Taylor said: ‘This is a worthy cause.

‘The national Poppy Appeal raises vital money for ex-service people and their dependants.

‘I hope that everyone in Fareham will join us in supporting this year’s appeal.’

For more information go to britishlegion.org.uk/poppy-appeal-2016.

Alternatively go to farehamshopping.com.