Remembrance Parades and Services

PUBLISHED: 10:40 09 November 2010

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"It makes a lot of difference when there are soldiers being killed in Afghanistan at this time,"

ORGANISERS hope to make this year’s Poppy Appeal the most successful yet. Sutton Royal British Legion (RBL) chairman Bob Mansfield admitted: “There may be a bit of a drop off in fund-raising this year but we know the British public and they give without question.

“Even if they cannot turn up to events or give as much as they would like people make sure they give something, even if it is only 50p. A pound might not seem much but when put together with all the other pounds, it makes a lot of difference.”

Ron Bidwell, from Littleport RBL, added: “It makes a lot of difference when there are soldiers being killed in Afghanistan at this time,” he said. ”We don’t think people will hold back.”

Events

Thursday, November 11:

Littleport - One minute’s silence at the War Memorial in Parsons Lane, Littleport, and wreath laying afterwards.

Ely - Service at Ely War Memorial.

Sunday, November 14:

Ely - Parade from St Mary’s Street at 10.10am before at service at Ely Cathedral at 10.30am.

Countess Church - Remembrance Service at 10.30am. Olive Tree Fellowship - Act of Remembrance at 10.30am.

Littleport - Remembrance Service at George’s Church, Littleport at 10.45am, before a march to the War Memorial to lay wreaths. There will be a band concert later in the evening.

Salvation Army - wreath laying at the War Memorial.

Little Thetford

Baptist Church - Remembrance Service at 3pm.

Soham - The parade will assemble at Sand Street at 2pm before a remembrance service at 3pm in St Andrew’s Church.

Sutton - Act of Remembrance at the Sutton War Memorial at 11am.

INFO: The British Legion’s 2010 Poppy Appeal will target support for the injured, wounded and bereaved of Afghanistan with a campaign featuring Jayne Webster, the fiancee of a young soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last year and gunner Mark Stonelake, a soldier who lost a leg fighting in Afghanistan.

The Legion currently spends more than £1.4 million a week or more than £200,000 a day in its work helping more than 160,000 other members of the armed forces, their dependants, veterans and the bereaved.

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