King’s Lynn poppy appeal launched

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A commemorative mural will be unveiled in Lynn’s town centre tomorrow as the annual Poppy Appeal begins in earnest across West Norfolk.

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to place their own poppies on the tribute to our war dead, which will be housed in the former Sue Ryder shop on Broad Street.

Members of Lynn’s Royal British Legion branch will also be in the store from 9.30am to 4pm each day from tomorrow until November 7 to raise funds for the appeal.

And branch chairman David Norman has thanked Vancouver Quarter officials for allowing them to use the store.

He said: “It is important that we remember all those who fought in all conflicts since 1914. The money raised will go a long way to help ex-service personnel, serving members and their beneficiaries.”

Vancouver Quarter manager Abbie Panks said they had been keen to run the mural again following the success of a similar initiative last year.

She said: “There will be thousands of poppies available to stick on the mural and it would be fantastic if we are able to completely cover the mural before November 7.

“I would urge anyone who is in King’s Lynn over those two weeks to have a look at the mural, make a donation to the Royal British Legion and stick a poppy.”

Elsewhere, the Downham Royal British Legion branch begins its Poppy Appeal with a coffee morning in the town hall today at 10am.

And representatives of the Middleton and district branch will be at the Sainsbury’s store on the Hardwick estate from 10am tomorrow.