Royal British Legion launches 2017 poppy appeal

Royal British Legion launches 2017 poppy appeal
Don and June Williams, ‘Soup & Sandwich’ fund raiser in La Regia

AS the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL) looked forward to its busiest time of the year, there was an opportunity for members to relax following their October monthly meeting when local entertainer Paul Cullen dropped into Mil Palmeras to entertain over 80 RBL supporters.

RBL Branch President Keith Brown thanked Paul for dropping in and giving up his time as he was booked to appear later on in the evening at another venue close by. Short and sweet it may have been but everyone enjoyed being taken back to the 1960s and beyond with some songs that they’d long since forgotten, from the Beatles to the Kinks, the Animals to Cliff, and even Emile Ford & The Checkmates.  Paul dug deep and found them and took many back to Saturday nights at the Mecca accompanied by the look and the smell of Brylcreem.

The following day, Don and June Williams held their ‘Soup & Sandwich’ fund raiser in La Regia which saw 40 people supporting their much appreciate efforts and raised a significant sum of money.  Thanks also to Carl and Nicola Louden for their assistance on the day.

Elsewhere along the Orihuela Costa and the Costa Calida, poppies have been distributed to bars and to other outlets where they are available for supporters to proudly purchase and display. They will also be on sale at all local markets, at Iceland and this Saturday and Sunday Chelsea Pensioners Wayne Campbell and Skippy Teasdale are flying out especially from the Royal Hospital in Chelsea to support the appeal at La Zenia Boulevard.

Please remember that by making a donation for your poppy you are supporting those who have dedicated their lives to serving their country.

It’s the very least that you can do.

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