As for the past nine years the mainstay of the local Poppy Appeal is the Bisley, Knaphill and West End Branch of the Legion with Chairman Bernard Wright and his ‘army’ of helpers undertaking this massive task with their usual dedication and commitment.
As well as outside Sainsbury’s, a further two hundred collecting boxes and trays will also go out across Knaphill and the surrounding area to shops, schools and businesses, so that individuals, clubs and organisations can play their part. The hard work of dedicated volunteers, combined with the generosity of local residents, enables many thousands of pounds to be raised for the vital work of the Legion in caring for and supporting today’s serving and ex-service men and women and their families.
The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance worn during the weeks leading to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
Every year poppies are worn, wreaths are laid and the Nation turns its attention to remembrance and in Knaphill as throughout the country vital funds are raised. The Royal British Legion helps serving and ex-Service personnel and their families and the funds raised during the Poppy Appeal provide important welfare services. Not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today.
We know that Knaphill people will, as always, give generously to this important fundraising appeal. Please see The Royal British Legion website: www.britishlegion.org.uk for more information on the Poppy Appeal and about their work throughout the year.
A number of Services of Remembrance will be held in Knaphill during the second week of November:
Public Service of Remembrance 11th of November, High Street, Knaphill. Armed Forces and Royal British Legion marching from Knaphill Baptist Church at 10.30am. The Service in the centre of the village will start at 10:45am.
Local Services on Remembrance Sunday, 14th November include:
- Knaphill Baptist Church, Remembrance Service: 10:50am
- Holy Trinity Church, Remembrance Service: 10.30am
- Brookwood Memorial Hall, Remembrance Service 10.30am
- Knaphill Methodist Church, all age worship at 10.00am