MEMBERS of the Royal British Legion Branch in Cricklade, and their willing helpers, are out and about raising money to enable the Legion to support and comfort the growing number of people in the service and ex-service community in urgent need of help. The invitation extends to the people of Cricklade and surrounding districts to join them in remembrance.
The Legion spends some £1.4 million per week on its welfare services and is hoping to raise £42 million of this money through its ‘Poppy Appeal’ this year.
A variety of services are provided to help those in need of assistance.
Last year more than £20 million was spent by the Legion on Care Homes and Break Centres, with benefit and money advice given to some 11,000 people.
This year November 11 falls on a Sunday, so Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday will be on the same day.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
10.25 am. Cricklade Silver Band leads Veterans /Scouts /Guides/ Schools parade to War Memorial
10.50 Wreath laying commences
11.00 Two minutes Silence
11.10 Cricklade Band leads parade to St Sampson’s Church
11.20 Remembrance Service commences.
12.40 Short service and wreath laying at Blakehill Farm Memorials
12.40 pm Approx end.