Terrifying tales will help spread poppy message
A STORYTELLER has been inspired to sell box loads of poppies at his shows to help boost this year's appeal.
Neath-based Owen Staton volunteered to lend his support after seeing Swansea Sound DJ and entertainer Kevin Johns was involved in backing the campaign.
The Evening Post is calling on 100 people to give up either their morning, afternoon or evening to go out and sell poppies.
Dad-of-two Mr Staton, aged 40, of Cilfrew, has pledged to sell the emblem during his Halloween shows entitled Unearthly Mumblings.
He said: "The Poppy Appeal is something that I have always supported.
"I have a great uncle who died in the battle of Nijmegen in 1944.
"I always think of the servicemen at this time of year.
"I am more than happy to support them."
He added: "A lot of older people come to the shows who have experience from living in the war-time."
He will be performing shows at the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea, on October 29, and Coelbren Welfare Hall on October 31 — both performances will take place at 7.30pm.
Mr Staton will also perform his storytelling show at Gnoll Park on October 27 from noon to 4pm and at Margam Castle every hour between 11am and 3pm on October 31.
He added: "I do something at Halloween every year, I base my shows on local places that have legends about them."
Phill Flower, the community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion in South West Wales, said: "It's brilliant.
"The more higher profile people we get on board the better."
Anyone interested in selling poppies should contact Mr Flower on 07814177193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org