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Cromer RBL branch is working hard to make the 2020 poppy appeal happen

PUBLISHED: 13:07 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 13:41 29 September 2020

The Cromer branch of the RBL have said it is working hard to ensure people will be able to donate and obtain their poppy this year. Picture: David Pritchard

The Cromer branch of the RBL have said it is working hard to ensure people will be able to donate and obtain their poppy this year. Picture: David Pritchard

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The Cromer branch of the Royal British Legion has said despite the challenges posed by coronavirus, it is working hard to make sure people will be able to participate in this year’s Poppy Appeal.

The Royal British Legion is asking volunteers, fundraisers, members and staff to come together and get behind the Appeal in a way not asked of them before because of coronavirus. Picture: David PritchardThe Royal British Legion is asking volunteers, fundraisers, members and staff to come together and get behind the Appeal in a way not asked of them before because of coronavirus. Picture: David Pritchard

Every year 40,000 volunteers from all across the UK make the RBL’s Poppy Appeal happen, however this year coronavirus pandemic means the national appeal will not be able to take place as normal.

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To keep volunteers safe boxes of poppies will not be delivered to every business that has supported the Poppy Appeal in the past.

Instead poppies will be available from more than 7,000 major supermarkets across the country and volunteers will run collection stands in other supermarkets and sites where possible.

In Cromer, the RBL has taken delivery of its 2020 poppy pins along with VE Day 75 pins which could not be delivered due to the COVID 19 lockdown.

For any queries regarding the Poppy Appeal in Cromer, please contact the Poppy Appeal Organiser, David Pritchard on 01263 511270.Cromer


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