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Henley Poppy Appeal launched
Published 08/11/13



MUSICIAN Sam Brown launched this year’s Poppy Appeal in Henley.

She performed in Falaise Square with her groups, the International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common, the People’s Ukulele Brigade and the Jumping Flea Club.

They played a variety of songs including Ace Of Spades by Motörhead, Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash, Pinball Wizard by The Who and Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book.

The performers included Major Sheila Forde, who lives in Kidmore End and has served in the Territorial Army for 33 years.

Brown, from Sonning Common, said it was an honour to perform at the launch for the second year running.

“It is important to remember that there are people out there trying to keep things safe for us,” she said.
Click here to view our picture gallery of the event.

John Green, chairman of the Henley branch of the Royal British Legion, sold the first poppy to Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak. Branch president Malcolm Page and appeal organiser Shirley Lees also attended the event.

The appeal will run until Sunday. Poppies are available at shops, pubs and other businesses and volunteers are making house-to-house collections.

People will also be able to buy poppy seeds to plant in their gardens so they flower next year, the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Street collections will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

The Remembrance parade will take place on Sunday, starting in Greys Road car park at 10.20am.

The parade marshal will be Major Paul Smyth, of the Territorial Army. There will be 20 chairs outside the town hall for those who want to watch the parade but find standing difficult.


Published 08/11/13

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