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Council supports annual Poppy Appeal

Issued on 2 November 2020

Whilst remembrance events this year will be different due to Covid one thing remains constant - the Council's support for the annual Poppy appeal.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and its waste collection partner AES will once again be making a significant donation to the appeal and displaying poppies on fleet vehicles.

Remembrance this year reflects on the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and how that echoes with today's generation as we help each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Sav Scalise, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "We're proud to show our support the poppy appeal once again this November as we have done for over a decade now.

"Our Armed Forces past and present embody selfless service - something which will resonate more strongly than ever with our communities this year as we've all felt the impact of the Covid health emergency.

"I hope that people who see our vehicles displaying poppies will take a moment to remember the brave service men and women of all generations and to consider donating to the poppy appeal.

"This year we're asking people across the Moorlands to remember at home to help keep everyone safe but there are still plenty of ways to get involved such as displaying poppies in your windows and taking part in the national two-minute silence from your doorstep. Let's all do what we can to honour our heroes and remember safely."

The Royal British Legion has developed a range of new ways for people to show their support remotely from donating poppies through the post for your neighbours and local community to undertaking a virtual poppy run -

And in the Moorlands, the District Council, the Police, the Town Councils and local branches of the Royal British Legion have worked together to ensure that, collectively, we honour the service and sacrifices of our Armed Forces whilst safeguarding our communities.