Hundreds of residents and visitors flocked to Jubilee Square on Saturday morning for the 3rd Woking Poppy Day in support of the Royal British Legion.
Braving the morning drizzle with other dignitaries, John Kingsbury, Leader of the borough council and Chairman of the RBL Bisley, Knaphill and West End Branch, recited the Exhortation which was followed by a minute’s silence heralded by the sounding of a maroon in honour of those who lost their lives in conflict.
Mayor Anne Murray, formally launched the appeal which featured entertainment from The Three Belles vocal trio, the British Airways Brass Band, Horsell Choir, Herd of Sax, Saxophany, Summerscales Performing Arts, and a flash mob who all helped create a unique day of enjoyable entertainment.
Cllr Kingsbury said: “Thanks to so many visitors generous support, the Royal British Legion raised £5,354 in Woking that day. This will go towards supporting the current generation of service personnel, veterans, and their families. This was a magnificent achievement and I would like to especially thank all our fantastic performers and those who helped organise the event, in particular, the Council’s Neighbourhood Manager Andy Calfe.
Our thoughts now turn to the Remembrance Sunday commemorations on 13 November in Jubilee Square and I would encourage as many people as possible to join us then and show their support for our Armed Forces by buying a poppy.”