Swansea pupils are a class act as they join with Poppy Appeal
PUPILS at a Swansea school are the latest to volunteer to go out and sell poppies in support of this year's British Legion appeal.
Sixth form students at Ffynone House School in St James Crescent have agreed to give up two of their Saturdays to sell the emblem in the city.
The Evening Post is hoping to attract 100 volunteers to go out and sell poppies during the morning, afternoon and evening, to help support injured service personnel.
Phill Flower, the community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion in South West Wales, said he was pleased youngsters were coming forward to help the appeal.
He said: "Ffynone House School rung me in relation to the appeal in the Evening Post about the need for volunteers to sell poppies and they said they wanted to get involved.
"Some of the pupils from the sixth form and other pupils have signed up to do two Saturdays.
"It would be great if other schools could come forward and hold honour walks or sell poppies."
Mr Flower said getting involved with the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal would count towards pupils who were doing charity work for a Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Millennium Volunteers, BTEC in Public Services, along with the Welsh Baccalaureate.
"If students do four hours work for the Poppy Appeal it will count towards all of those awards," he added.
"Whilst helping the charity they are working towards a qualification for themselves."
Mr Flower praised the efforts of the Evening Post in bringing in an extra army of volunteers to help with the appeal this year.
He said: "It's superb — it's all down to the power of the press it's great to have the Evening Post on board again this year.
"I am hoping Ffynone House School's decision to get involved will be a catalyst for all the other schools to get involved."
Tickets are still left for the Royal British Legion Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen, on Saturday night at 7pm.