Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day 2015
The annual British Legion Poppy Appeal will begin in late October and continue until Remembrance Sunday on November 8, 2015.
Please give generously to help support those men and women who have given loyal service to their country.
Many have been seriously maimed in the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and will need financial and medical support for the rest of their lives. Many families lost loved ones and they too need our constant support.
Award for Agnes
Agnes McIntyre of Amble, a devoted volunteer member of Amble and Warkworth British Legion’s Poppy Collecting team, has been recognised by the Royal British Legion with an award for giving 40 years of service collecting for the annual Poppy Appeal in the Gloster Park area of Amble.
Agnes was recently one of four people shortlisted for the grand final of the category “Lifetime Achievement” in the “Best of Northumberland Awards” scheme, organised by North East Press. The annual award scheme is a celebration of bravery, commitment and achievement throughout Northumberland.
Weeping Window sculpture
British Legion member and WW2 veteran Edith Hunter of Amble was a guest of honour at the preview opening of the “Weeping Window Sculpture” which features 5,000 handmade ceramic poppies at Woodhorn Museum. Edith is pictured with Wing Commander Gareth Taylor RAF Boulmer.
Amble’s Remembrance Day
This year the Remembrance Day wreath laying ceremony will take place in the Town Square on Sunday November 8 commencing just before 11am.
After the ceremony, the Amble branch of the Northumbria Army Cadets will lead a procession via Queen St and Wellwood St to St Mark’s United Reformed Church for a Service of Remembrance.
A remembrance service will be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth at 9 am with a short service afterwards at the war memorial in Dial Place.
If anyone would like to order a Poppy Wreath or help with the house to house collections tel: 07785 753100.