Kenilworth poppy appeal launched - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth poppy appeal launched

Leamington Editorial 1st Nov, 2017   0

POPPIES were pinned on in Kenilworth in preparation for Remembrance Sunday.

The Kenilworth and District Poppy Appeal was launched by Joy Thorpe and the team at Kenilworth Manor Care Home.

And one of Poppy Appeal’s longest serving volunteers, Margaret Kite presented town mayor Kate Dickson with her poppy.

The team aims to beat last year’s total of £24,000 which supported service people, veterans and their families.




Over 100 businesses and organisations take part in the appeal every year to continue the town’s tradition.

Joy said: “Everyone here at the care home was honoured to help launch this vital annual appeal and delighted that the Mayor and Margaret could be present.


“We hope to raise lots of money to support veterans, the families who care for them and of course our many serving men and women currently in the armed forces.

“We spent some time reminiscing about the Second World War. It was a defining period in the lives of many of our residents and they were very keen to make sure they played a part in ensuring those whose sacrifices meant they did not get to live to old age would never be forgotten.”

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