University making big gesture to support appeal
SWANSEA University will be showing its full support for this year's Legion appeal when a 6ft poppy is unveiled on its main building.
Plans have been revealed to cover the Fulton House reception with large banners promoting the campaign to support the Armed Forces. Organisers of the appeal in Swansea will be helping to promote the Poppy Appeal today.
Phill Flower, community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, said he was pleased to have the university right behind the appeal.
He said: "Two large banners will go right across Fulton House today with a 6ft poppy in the middle. Swansea University's History Society is driving the appeal forward for us — it's superb.
"The university has given us permission to put the banner up. It's outstanding — as soon as you drive into the university you will be able to see the poppy and both banners."
He said the history society had also put forward a team of volunteers to help go out and sell poppies across the city for the appeal. "There's between 40 to 50 students who have come through the history society for the appeal who are covering the evenings selling poppies in the stores," he added.
The Evening Post is leading the call for 100 volunteers to come forward for this year's Poppy Appeal to devote their mornings, afternoons and evenings to supporting the good cause.
Last year, an amazing £65,000 was raised and it's hoped that this year's band of volunteers will help to build on that success.
Anyone interested in selling poppies should contact Mr Flower on 07814177193 or email email@example.com