Wales is currently under national lockdown, with the guidance being that we must stay at home, except for very limited purposes.

In light of this, The Royal British Legion has suspended face-to-face collections for the Poppy Appeal in Wales.

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Despite the absence of collectors this year, there are more ways than ever for people to get involved and support the Poppy Appeal remotely.

The Legion has introduced a number of options for people to support the Poppy Appeal from their homes in line with Covid-19 restrictions. These include:

  1. Purchasing your paper poppies and other British Legion Poppy Shop items through the post.
  2. Downloading and displaying a poppy in your window.
  3. Getting involved in the 11/11 fundraising challenge.
  4. Taking on a virtual poppy run.
  5. Donating online.

More information on these, and other ways to support the appeal, can be found on the Legion’s website.

Like so much of society in 2020, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt due to the threat of Covid-19, and is asking the public to support it like never before, because this year, every poppy counts.

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Councillor David Griffiths, Wrexham Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “The British legion Poppy Appeal is always well supported and well represented throughout Wrexham, and I would encourage everyone to support the appeal from their homes this year…whether that means buying a poppy online, or getting involved in the 11/11 fundraising challenge.

“Lamp post poppies are also being erected on the approaches to Wrexham town, and in the surrounding villages, and I’d like to say thank you to the many organisations and community councils who make this possible.”

As a council, we are encouraging everyone this Remembrance Sunday to Remember at home