94-year old war veteran Roy Welland together with Colchester’s Mayor Theresa Higgins will inaugurate the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal Shop in Red Lion Yard right in the heart of Colchester, at 2pm on Saturday 24 October. This is the fifth year that the pop-up shop has been located in Red Lion Yard and this year the organisation hopes to sell more then 14,000 poppies from the shop.
The Poppy Appeal Shop will be open daily from 9.30am to 4.00pm from Saturday to 11 November 2015. Money raised through the Poppy Appeal will go directly to the Royal British Legion’s welfare work, providing through-life care to previous and currently serving members of the British Armed Forces.
Peter Scopes Shopping Centre Manager Lion Walk Shopping Centre & Red Lion Yard said: “We are really pleased to have the Royal British Legion back at the centre. Like so many in Colchester we are always pleased to be given the opportunity to support the Royal British Legion’s work, and the poppy appeal. I have no doubt they will reach their 14,000 poppy target and hope we can all help them exceed it.”