Youngsters out in force to support Poppy Appeal

The Army Cadets were out in force on Saturday, 2nd November, supporting the 2019 Wilmslow Poppy Appeal.

The youngsters were welcomed by the public and joined by MP Esther McVey. They were also looked after by local businesses who served them hot drinks and fed them.

Khumi Burton said "I thank the young cadets and their officers for giving up their time.

"The money collected goes in helping the ex-service families and their children with family holidays, providing white goods, much needed walk-in showers to name a few ... which we take it for granted in our civilian life.

"These young people are our future and may be one day - I hope they will continue what they did now when they grow up.

Wilmslow Army Cadets will be collecting in Wilmslow town centre again on Saturday, 9th November.

Update 10th November - 1st Wilmslow Cubs have also been busy preparing for Remembrance Day this week and helping to raise funds for the local poppy appeal.

Georgina Dunn said "Alan Cooper from the Wilmslow Historical Society spoke to the cubs about the Great War and local Wilmslow heroes. This was a great reason for cubs to talk to grandparents about their grandparents' time in WW1. They followed this by reconstructing a WW2 dam busters raid."

To support their learning, the cubs held their first fundraising campaign by selling poppy appeal items to the Beavers, friends and family.

Cubs Freddy (left) and Harry presented their poppy appeal fundraising box to Mrs Khumi Burton, County Poppy Appeal co-ordinator, and they will find out how much they raised in due course.
The Wilmslow Poppy Appeal of 2018, which marked 100 years since the end of the First World War, was a huge success raising nearly £35,000.

Wilmslow Poppy Appeal