Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor, John Whitby, has asked for the city to show their support for this year’s poppy appeal, ahead of the Remembrance Day parade and service which will be held in the Market Place, on Sunday 12 November at 11.00am.

Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor, John Whitby, said:

May I take this opportunity to ask everyone in Derby to support this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2017.

The funds raised are essential, as the 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.

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