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Kidderminster poppy appeal to launch
PEOPLE in Kidderminster are being urged to wear their poppy with pride as the town’s Royal British Legion prepares to launch its 2013 appeal.
The launch event will take place at Kidderminster’s Severn Valley Railway Station, off Comberton Hill, at 11am tomorrow.
Volunteers from the town’s RBL branch, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier will attend the event. This year’s Kidderminster fund-raising target is £35,000, which would beat last year’s total of £31,000.
Branch president Larry Billingsley said: “We shall try our best [to hit the target] and that is all you can do. It goes to a good cause to assist other people. Our ex-service personnel are our family.”
The branch is due to boycott Kidderminster’s November 10 Remembrance Sunday parade, organised by the town’s charter trustees, because they claim it is “disrespectful”
to face the Angel of Peace rather than the war memorial outside St Mary’s and All Saints Church.
Mr Billingsley said branch members would be willing to change their minds if organisers decided to face the war memorial following the parade and service.
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