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Rye and District British Legion, like other volunteer organisations, is finding it a challenge to maintain support for committee posts. The tenure of the Rye and District Poppy Appeal organiser has ended, but despite detailed searches, a replacement has unfortunately not been found.

What does this mean for Rye? Although Rye British Legion plans to maintain its supply of wreaths for Remembrance Day which is regarded as a key aspect of its work, the impact is that the local poppy boxes and street collections will cease. However the Royal British Legion sells poppies at many major supermarkets in the county, in stores such as Marks & Spencer, and sells other goods at www.poppyshop.org.uk

The Branch would like to thank everybody for supporting the cause in the past. In the past three years alone, with your help, we have raised more than £30,000 for this leading Armed Services charity. This money has supported the British Legion in its work helping ex-servicemen and women and their families from the two World Wars as well as more recent campaigns such as Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans have received advice on lobbying, health care, housing and homelessness.

The Branch would encourage anyone to come forward to talk about the post of Rye and District Poppy Appeal organiser for which the arrangements can be flexible. Please contact Sonja Moss at The Royal British Legion: smoss@britishlegion.org.uk

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