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Poppy Appeal Launches on Yorkshire Coast

Poppy Appeal Launches on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 26th October 2019.

The Royal British Legion is launching it's annual Poppy Appeal on the Yorkshire Coast on Saturday with events in Bridlington and Scarborough.

The Scarborough event is at 10:30 in the Brunswick center where the last post will be played at 11am.

In Bridlington the Poppy appeal will launch at midday in the Promenades.

Martin Barmby from the Bridlington branch of the Legion says the appeal supports a huge array of projects.

The Whitby branch of the Royal British Legion start their appeal on Monday with collections in local supermarkets. The Filey branch also start their appeal on Monday and say they have "fantastic support" from local businesses who are placing collection tins in their premises.

The Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough has written an open letter supporting the appeal.

Cllr Hazel Lynskey writes...

"I am honoured as the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough to be in a position to appeal to your listeners in asking for their support for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019.

This year the Poppy Appeal is aiming to raise more than £50 million to help support serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces community and their families. The launch of the appeal has seen celebrities team up with some of the 40,000 Poppy Appeal volunteers to shine a light on their efforts and the invaluable contributions being made by the Armed Forces community.

All money raised through the appeal goes directly to the welfare work that The Royal British Legion carries out with serving service personnel, veterans and their families, so I am appealing to all members of our borough community to get involved and help to raise as much as possible during the official period of remembrance between now and 11 November.

You can get a poppy from one of the many poppy volunteers in the town centres of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby in return for a donation to The Royal British Legion. Please give as much as you can afford and if you have a few hours to spare, you might also want to consider becoming a poppy volunteer. Anyone over 16 years of age can help; to find out more go to britishlegion.org.uk and search for ‘Volunteer as a Poppy Appeal Collector’.

During this year’s period of remembrance we reflect on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. It is an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives during that war as well as the other terrible conflicts our Armed Forces have served in during the past and in more recent times.

The following remembrance events are taking place in our borough’s three main towns and I encourage you to support them if you can. I will be proud to join you at some of the events."


  • Sunday 10 November, 9.30am – service at St Oswald’s Church, Church Hill, followed by parade to the Memorial Garden on Murray Street for remembrance, the laying of wreaths and two minutes silence at 11.00am


  • Sunday 3 November, 12.00pm - laying of crosses in the Garden of Remembrance, Alma Square, with the Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers
  • Sunday 10 November, 9.30am - moving service of remembrance at Queen Street Methodist Hall involving the joining together and blessing of standards and wreaths, a drumhead ceremony and poppies falling during the silence period. Followed at 10.35am by a parade to the Lifeboat House, Foreshore Road and the laying of wreaths on the sea
  • Sunday 10 November, 11.00am - annual Royal British Legion remembrance service, Oliver’s Mount war memorial
  • Monday 11 November - service of remembrance and two minutes silence led by The Royal British Legion Padre, Alma Square


  • Sunday 10 November, 10.30am – service of remembrance including commemoration of the start of WWII, War Memorial, Dock End
  • Sunday 10 November, 2.30pm – United Service for Remembrance  Day, St Mary’s Parish Church
  • Monday 11 November, 10.45am - Armistice Day service and two minutes silence, War Memorial, Dock End



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