Poppy Appeal

A huge thank you to everyone who gave generously to the Poppy Appeal at the Wrexham vs Altrincham game on Saturday.

Fans at the game were encouraged to dig deep, with volunteers at pitch-side and in the stands collecting for the cause.

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The Poppy Appeal is organised by the Royal British Legion, and was established in 1921 not long after the First World War.

Wearing a poppy is a show of support for our armed forces, and the funds raised are used to help service men and women, veterans and their families.

Wrexham Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Beverley Parry-Jones, joined the volunteers at the game, and said it was wonderful to see people getting behind both the football team and the appeal.

Councillor Parry-Jones says, “Wrexham is extremely proud of its links with the armed forces, and many men and women from across the county borough have served and made tremendous sacrifices over the years.

“The Poppy Appeal is a wonderful initiative that provides vital help for armed services personnel and their families – often in their greatest moment of need.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave generously at the game on Saturday. It might seem like a small gesture, but by buying a poppy, you’ve helped Wrexham as a community say ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who give so much for our country.

“If you don’t have a poppy yet, please make a donation and wear your poppy with pride.”

The national campaign officially launched on Sunday (October 30), and was marked in Wrexham with a short service at Llwyn Isaf – attended by Councillor Parry-Jones, the Mayor of Wrexham Councillor Brian Cameron, the Royal British Legion Riders and other key supporters.

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