Letter: Poppy Appeal

Launch of Poppy Appeal at Wattisham Airfield''Pictured: Lyla Beth (3) with some of the popies she found ANL-141023-154257009

Launch of Poppy Appeal at Wattisham Airfield''Pictured: Lyla Beth (3) with some of the popies she found ANL-141023-154257009

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On behalf of the County Council, and mayors and chairmen of the Borough and District councils throughout Suffolk, I write to urge everyone in Suffolk to support the 2014 Poppy Appeal of the Royal British Legion.

In this the centenary year of the start of World War I we are ever mindful of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces. In addition, we remember those who served in World War II and more recent conflicts.

The debt we owe to the brave people who protect our country and its way of life is as real today as it ever was.

This year, the Royal British Legion welfare services have spent over £1.7 million a week on a variety of services, including helping a young widow through an inquest and ensuring that older veterans can stay independent in their own homes.

I ask everyone to show special generosity in supporting the work of the Royal British Legion whose services are so vital to the care and welfare of our dedicated service men and women and their families.

Christopher Hudson,

Chairman, Suffolk County Council