Hopes raised new shop will help Budleigh Salterton's Poppy Appeal
PUBLISHED: 16:30 30 October 2015
The opening of a shop in The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, marked the start of the British Legion's Poppy Appeal in the town.
The Reverend Ann Charlton cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the Poppy Appeal shop, which will sell poppy-themed items.
A spokesman for the appeal said the shop also acted as a headquarters for collectors to empty their full tins.
Last year, the town’s appeal raised more than £9,000 and organisers are hoping to beat that total this year.
This year’s wreath laying will take place at 2pm on Sunday, November 8, at the war memorial, in Coastguard Road, before a parade to St Peter’s Church.
The church service, led by the Reverend Ann Charlton, will begin at 2.45pm.
The British Legion is looking for more volunteers to help out with street collections as it looks to eclipse last year’s total.
Anyone interested should pop into the shop, which is open between 10am and noon, Monday to Saturday.