Remembrance and Poppy appeal 2020

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Like everything else this year, Covid-19 is sadly having an impact on Remembrance activities all around the country. We have been spoken to Marlow’s Royal British Legion and others to summarise the changes, and we will be sharing updates here and on social media all the way through to Remembrance Sunday.

Poppy Appeal, 24th Oct- 7th Nov

The Chairman of The Marlow Royal British Legion, Lt Col Shaun Murphy, told us they were grateful for the generosity of Marlow during last year Appeal’s – which raised in excess of £32,000. However calls on the charity have increased because of Covid-19.

Poppy Appeal Starts Saturday 24th and runs to Saturday 7 November, but they are not permitted to do the normal Street Collections or House to House collections this year.

There will be a Collection table in the High Street between 10 am and 4 pm on the Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Fridays during the Appeal. As you will expect, it will be socially distanced and contactless payment will be available

Several shops, reduced number from previous years, have poppies available, and also note

  • Hunts and D&J News have extra items available
  • Sainsbury’s as a corporate sponsor are selling poppies and have a “round up” facility on bills. 

Remembrance Sunday

As we previously reported, there is not going to be a physical parade on Remembrance Sunday – a service will be streamed online on 8th November instead. Wreaths will be laid privately in advance. We will be sharing details of when and where this will be available to see in due course.

Keep up to date

We will be sharing more details on our website, and social media in the coming days – and reminding everyone of the key points.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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