The Great Poppy Party Weekend in support of the Royal British Legion 90th Anniversary is next month. The weekend long celebration, which is taking place on 10th, 11th and 12th June, is aiming to highlight the vital work the Legion carries out and celebrate their longstanding connection with the people of the UK.
As the first MP in the country to sign up in support of this campaign, I have decided to celebrate this momentous occasion by holding my own Poppy Party on June 11th from 10:00 – 12:00 in Great Yarmouth Market Square. With the assistance of local voluntary youth groups and the generosity of local businesses, I am hosting a coffee morning and inviting all Great Yarmouth residents to attend for a cup of tea and a slice of cake in support of this good cause.
The Royal British Legion has a long history of honouring and supporting our Armed Forces and it is important to remember the vital role they play in the lives of service men and women up and down the country.
I was the first MP to sign up to this campaign because I feel it is important to celebrate and highlight the work the Royal British Legion do for the families of British service men and woman. My Poppy Party is being held to celebrate this momentous anniversary and to help raise money for the great work they do.
24th May 2011