Caring Sun readers give £50,000 from their Savers wallets to the Poppy Appeal
CARING Sun readers have now given £50,000 from their Savers wallets to the Poppy Appeal.
It is the most generous donation ever from Sun Savers — more than twice the previous biggest.
Thousands of you have handed over sums from money accumulated in your wallets by collecting daily codes.
It has given a huge boost to the Royal British Legion after more than 12,000 poppy sellers were forced to shield from Covid — and then lockdown forced collectors off the streets.
A Poppy Appeal insider said last night: “I dread to think how hard we would have been hit without The Sun.”
For seven weeks, we have been asking readers to help the Poppy Appeal, which normally raises around £50million.
‘Thanks to Forces’
KATE and Wills told our Armed Forces around the world they were “grateful” for their sacrifices ahead of Armistice Day.
The Duke and Duchess had video calls with the RAF, Navy, Army and families supported by the Royal British Legion.
Wills said: “I hope you know that we are still thinking about all of you and the important job you’re all doing, and that everyone is very grateful.”
And Kate told families “how proud you should be of your loved ones”.
In September we began highlighting the challenge faced this year by the Legion, which provides help for 90,000 veterans and their families annually.
We called on our readers to be Poppy Stars and to help make sure that this year’s appeal is a success.
David Beckham, Captain Sir Tom Moore, boxer Anthony Joshua and Amanda Holden were among stars who joined the campaign.
You responded in your thousands — by buying poppies in person wherever you could and donating online.
Even though today is Armistice Day, please keep supporting the appeal.
Britain will observe a two-minute silence at 11am.
TV pianist Jools Holland, 62, will play Abide With Me at a special remembrance service today to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.
How to be a poppy star
THE new lockdown means poppy sellers are banned from our streets – meaning less money for the British Legion’s work.
But there’s still time to back this year’s Poppy Appeal.
- Go to rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal to make a donation – no amount is too small – or visit Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Aldi or Morrisons, where you can buy a poppy.
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