Photo: Gareth Davies MS and Abigail Mainon helping on the RBL Poppy Appeal stall in the White Rose Shopping Centre, Rhyl
Gareth Davies MS joined in with this year’s Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal efforts by giving a few hours to assist with the collection stall based in the White Rose Shopping Centre in Rhyl organised by Rhyl’s Royal British Legion representative Richard Kendrick.
The Royal British Legion has been supporting Service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families since 1921, meaning this year marks their centenary of support.
Fundraising efforts are on-going right across the North Wales area with pop-up stalls in supermarkets and shopping centres.
Gareth Davies commented to say:
“I’m grateful to have been able to get ‘hands on’ in supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal, especially as 2021 meets a special milestone marking 100 years since the formation of the Royal British Legion”
“Selling poppies and collecting donations on the RBL stall whilst getting to speak to residents and hear some of them share their stories of family members who have served or are presently serving in our Armed Forces was a touching experience”
“I’d like to thank all of the dedicated organisers and volunteers within our communities here in the Vale of Clwyd, who work so hard for this worthy cause and to help ensure we remember the fallen and their sacrifices for generations to come”
“The Poppy Appeal and the efforts of the Royal British Legion are at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community, and I am truly thankful for this and for their role in our Remembrance”
To get involved in helping with your local poppy appeal or to donate online visit Royal British Legion | Armed Forces Charity or you can ask one of the volunteers on a local stall for more information.
Remembrance Sunday falls on 14th November 2021 and will be marked with memorial services across the area.