Call to join army of supporters as Legion poppy appeal begins
THE Carmarthen branch of the Royal British Legion has launched its annual Poppy Appeal.
A ceremony to mark the run-up to Remembrance Sunday was held at St Peter's Civic Hall in Nott Square.
The Legion is calling for people to help with collection boxes in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday on November 11.
The ceremony was attended by town mayor Phil Grice, members of the Carmarthen branch of the Royal British Legion and clergy from the town's St Peter's Church.
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Peter Williams, chairman of the town's Royal British Legion, said he hoped this year's Poppy Appeal would be as successful as previous years.
Following the short service at the hall to mark the start of the appeal with the laying of poppies and a silence, he said: "Carmarthen has always been very good to the Legion and always helped a great deal with the collection boxes, that goes for the traders as well as the public.
"The shops always allow us to have collection boxes. Last year we raised £24,500."
Mayor Mr Grice said: "We are calling on the people of Carmarthen to get behind the Poppy Appeal and to support it like they have so generously in the past."
It is important that we honour those that fought in wars all over the world and those local servicemen from Carmarthen and the county who have lost their lives over recent years in Afghanistan. The appeal also shows our ongoing support for servicemen and women who are involved in conflicts."
Looking ahead to Remembrance Sunday, at 2pm there will be a march by the armed services through the town centre, joined by members of the Royal British Legion and local dignitaries.
It will start at Guildhall Square and then meet Mr Grice at Nott Square before continuing to the war monument in Priory Street where wreaths will be laid following a service at St Peter's Church at 2.30pm.
Anyone wishing to help with the Poppy Appeal and collection boxes across the town should call Ellis Thomas at the Royal British Legion on 07866 921011.