Wear your poppy with pride as Cambridgeshire appeal launched to raise £610,000 in 2013
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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.
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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.
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“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.