Swansea choir adding more than just voices to help Poppy Appeal
A SWANSEA choir's support for this year's Poppy Appeal knows no bounds.
Members of The Phoenix Singers Rock Choir are not only donating the proceeds from downloads of their song Poppy to the Royal British Legion but they are giving up their time for the good cause too.
They are setting aside two weekends to go out to sell poppies to help support veterans, along with injured service personnel and their families.
With 100 new volunteers needed to support the Legion's appeal in Swansea alone, Phill Flower, the community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion in South West Wales, said he hoped other groups would be inspired by their example.
"We have staff from HSBC and prison officers covering a full fortnight each. HSBC give up their time to sell poppies at Morrisons and the prison officers are based at Tesco in Llansamlet."
Mr Flower said since the call for volunteers through the Evening Post a couple of days ago, he has already had five people pledge to either give up a morning, afternoon or evening of their time, to help.
"If as many people come forward as possible it helps to even out the work a little bit."
He was also full of praise for Swansea Sound DJ and panto star Kevin Johns who was the first to come forward and volunteer.
"Kevin Johns is an iconic figure in the city of Swansea, to have him involved is brilliant," he said.
Anyone interested should contact Mr Flower on 07814177193 or email email@example.com