Royal British Legion praised for role in Remembrance

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce has thanked the Royal British Legion (RBL) for the fundraising and awareness-raising work they do.

Published: Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Image of a giant poppy on a lamp post near Isleworth War Memorial

This Sunday is Armistice Day (11 November), with many Services of Remembrance taking place across the borough, and Cllr Katherine Dunne, Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce has thanked the Royal British Legion (RBL) for the fundraising and awareness-raising work they do through their annual Poppy Appeal.

“Cllr Dunne said:

“The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign, with the proceeds providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families. 

“As they do every year, the RBL and their volunteers have been out across the borough, in schools, offices, shopping centres, and many other community locations selling poppies and other poppy-related items.

“Many residents will also have seen the ‘Poppy Paths’ around the borough, where the RBL has put up giant poppies on some of the borough’s roads, particularly around the main high streets across Hounslow.

“Although the poppy is now generally seen as a symbol of Remembrance, some people wear a white poppy, while others choose not to wear one and instead mark their respect in other ways; the important thing is that we never forget the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and on behalf of the borough, I’d like to thank the RBL for their ongoing support in ensuring that this remains the case.

Services of Remembrance are taking place at nine of the borough’s war memorials this Sunday. More details are available here.

Please note that there will be some local road closures around the war memorials, including:

  • Bedfont – Bell Lane and New Road from 10am to 12noon
  • Feltham Town Centre – High street, Victoria Road, Mono Lane from 2pm to 4pm
  • Heston – New Heston Road and part of Heston Road (time TBC).

 

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