Friday, 22 October 2021

Poppy appeal launch

THIS year’s Henley Poppy Appeal will be launched in the town centre tomorrow (Saturday).

Musician Sam Brown and her group the International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common will be performing in Market Place from 11am.

Mayor Martin Akehurst will buy the first poppy from John Green, chairman of the Royal British Legion’s Henley and Peppard branch. Councillor Akehurst will help to distribute poppy trays and collection tins to businesses, cafés, schools and pubs.

House-to-house collections are taking place daily until November 8 and there will be street collections tomorrow, next Saturday and on November 7 and 8 with the help of the Henley cadet groups.

On the evening of November 8 there will be a fund-raising concert at St Mary’s Church featuring the Aliquando chamber choir and the West Forest Sinfonia.

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