The annual Royal British Legion poppy appeal launched on Saturday 29th October to help raise funds for British servicemen and women.

Mayor of Derby, Councillor, Linda Winter, has asked for the city to show their support for this year’s appeal, ahead of the Remembrance Day parade and service which will again be held in the Market Place, on Sunday 13 November at 11.00am.

Mayor of Derby, Councillor, Linda Winter said:

 The funds raised are essential, as the Royal British Legion responds to over 300,000 calls for help each year. We are all aware of the debt we owe to the men and women who served so selflessly so many years ago, but tragically there has been only one year since WWII when a British serviceman has not been killed on duty.

Today we hear of tragedy on a daily basis and there have been men and women from Derbyshire directly affected.  We can do our part by giving as generously as possible to the Poppy Appeal and by wearing a poppy with pride. Thank you in anticipation for your support

To make a donation or for more information please visit the Royal British Legion website