Now it’s your turn to fight

THE Poppy Appeal Organiser for Woking has called on volunteers to help ensure the Royal British Legion continues to raise vital funds for the Armed Forces’ sons and daughters.

Could you or your friends be the kind of people who step forward to lend a much-needed hand in keeping the appeal going through 2015? Poppy volunteers do not need a military connection, they just need to be organised and able to enjoy interacting with others.

WOKING’S FIGHTING FORCE – or just a small part of it, whose efforts all go toward helping armed forces personnel

WOKING’S FIGHTING FORCE – or just a small part of it, whose efforts all go toward helping armed forces personnel

The role involves distributing poppy boxes, liaising with local businesses, co-ordinating and recruiting collectors, keeping a log of funds, and general none-too-gruelling admin work.

It is a big commitment, but the Legion will tailor your duties to suit the time you have available, so you won’t be biting off more than you can chew.

Most of your efforts will be focussed on October and November, you’ll receive training and expenses will be reimbursed. It’s a fun role that is above all rewarding.

Your efforts will help people such as serviceman Peter, the victim of a landmine in Afghanistan that cost him both legs and left him with serious burns, unable to come to terms with the loss of a comrade.

LEGION OF VOLUNTEERS – who come in all sizes

LEGION OF VOLUNTEERS – who come in all sizes

The Legion were there to help him live his life as independently as possible.

Veterans such as Peter continue needing the Legion’s support for years, and by stepping up as a volunteer you can do your bit to ensure they continue getting it.

FURTHER details can be had from RBL Community Fundraiser Peter Wakeham by calling 01273 411058 or via pwakeham@royalbritishlegion.org.uk.

 

 

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