December 13 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cambridgeshire has begun its annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal with a ceremony at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
Air cadet sergeant Mark Green officially launched the poppy appeal with the words: “Every poppy helps.”
He added: “I am delighted to launch this year’s Cambridgeshire Poppy Appeal in support of all our armed forces community. Every donation received for a poppy will make a real difference to the lives of armed forces families.”
A keen supporter of community events, including poppy selling, Mark will join the RAF in January.
The 2013 poppy appeal for Cambridgeshire has a target of £610,000 which will go towards the legion’s national target of £37m.
On Remembrance Sunday (November 10) Duxford is offering free admission to all visitors.
A spokesman said: “On that day the museum will be encouraging everyone to learn about what remembrance means, with activities throughout the venue.
“There will be the opportunity to make poppies to wear, attach them to a large frieze of Flanders Fields in the airspace exhibition, or a mural in the land warfare exhibit.”
At 11am, a two- minute silence will be observed throughout the museum. This will be followed by a service of remembrance at 12.30pm.