The Launch of the Poppy Appeal in Prudhoe

Have you bought your poppy yet?

The Town Council has recently published the arrangements that are in place for Remembrance.  The Royal British Legion want to bring Remembrance to the forefront of everyone’s minds and to encourage you to ‘remember at home’, in a variety of ways.

Town Mayor, Cllr Tracy Gilmore was able to buy the first poppy on Saturday, from Co-op Food Store Manager, Iain Watt.  The sale took place against the backdrop of an emblazoned Co-op goods vehicle, celebrating their long standing support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal ‘on the roads’ of the nation.  Jed Devlin, Co-op Funeralcare Director and proud supporter of the Royal British Legion ensured logistics were perfected and drafted support from local photographer Debbie Young Photography.

Mrs Irene Davis, Secretary of the Women’s Section of the Prudhoe Branch of the Royal British Legion since 1986 and Poppy Appeal Organiser since 2000 has always endeavoured to to have as many poppy outlets as possible, but 2020 has been more difficult with resources pared down.  That said, Prudhoe folk can buy a poppy from the following places:

  • Co-op Food Store
  • Co-op Garage
  • One Stop Shop
  • John’s Hairdressing
  • Waterworld
  • Prudhoe Social Club (Big Club)
  • Herons Foodstore
  • McGees DIY
  • St. Mary Magdalene Church

If you wish to donate directly to the Poppy Appeal, you can do so in a number of ways HERE;

Photograph credit to Debbie Young Photography. Pictured (left to right) Mrs Irene David, Iain Watt and Cllr Tracy Gilmore.