2017 Poppy Appeal

2017, October 9
2017 Poppy Appeal 9th October 2017

Every year, volunteers assist the Royal British Legion to raise money, collecting donations in return to help support the vital work they do for the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces community. Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of Remembrance: to remember the fallen Service men and women killed in conflict. A number of Remembrance events, such as Remembrance Sunday, are held during the Poppy Appeal to commemorate the fallen.

Each year the British Embassy Defence Section runs a Poppy Appeal within Beijing, which generates around £1500 for the Royal British Legion. The British Embassy would be very grateful if you were able to support the Appeal this year by displaying and selling the poppies within your place of work. If you are able to support this event, please confirm by reply email and I will arrange for some to be delivered with a collection box.

If you are able to support us, they will be delivered w/c 16 October, and collected w/c 13 November and I would be very grateful if they could be prominently displayed during that time.

For more details about the Poppy Appeal, please contact Paul.Montgomery@fco.gov.uk

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