Poppy launch in Chatteris

Poppy Launch by Chatteris RBL at Kingsfield Chatteris..
Poppy Launch by Chatteris RBL at Kingsfield Chatteris..
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THIS year’s Poppy Appeal was launched in Chatteris last week as veterans attended two schools in the town.

Representatives from the town branch of the Royal British Legion went to Kingsfield Primary School on Thursday and Glebelands Primary School on Friday to talk to the children about Poppy Day and what it means.

The youngsters also got a chance to ask the veterans questions.

The launch was the first in a series of events planned over the next couple of weeks leading up to November 11.

On November 3, the Court Leel will be presenting flags at the Chatteris War Memorial in front of the town council and RBL members.

A sponsored walk of around three miles is taking place on November 6, leaving from London Road, Chatteris at 10.30am, in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

On November 11 at 10.45am, there will be a service at the War Memorial, followed by lunch at Cromwell Community College, who are affiliated to the Chatteris RBL.

On Saturday, November 12, a civic reception at the Bricstan Rooms will welcome Fijian serving soldiers and government officials, who the RBL are proud to have attending.

This will be followed at 7.30pm by a festival of remembrance and band concert at Chatteris Parish Church, with music from Somersham Town Band. Tickets are £6.

On Remembrance Sunday, the parade will start from Furrowfields car park at 2.30pm, with wreath laying at 2.45pm and a church service at 3pm.