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Be A Poppy Collector

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Archived Stories Each year our Poppy People numbers drop by thousands, as many of our older collectors decide they can no longer assist us.  They have well and truly done their bit, and now we need to focus on new faces to come forward and lend a hand.  Can you give two hours plus of your time to collect between 27th October and 8th November?  If you can help in Hemyock, please contact David Bawler on 01823 680352 The first donations for artificial poppies were given in Britain on 11th November 1921, inspired by John McCrae's 1915 poem In Flanders' Fields.  Every year the Legion mobilises a countrywide network of Poppy Appeal collectors to meet the enormous public demand for poppies - the nation's symbol of Remembrance.  This year is the 90th Anniversary of the Great War.  

Parade Service Sunday 9th November 10am St Mary's Parish Church (11am at the War Memorial for 2 mins silence) preceded by parade with the uniformed groups from the Parish Hall at 9.45am.