Friday, 24 September 2021

Mayor launches this year's Poppy Appeal

THE Mayor of Henley will launch this year?s Poppy Appeal today (Saturday).

THE Mayor of Henley will launch this year?s Poppy Appeal today (Saturday).

Councillor Lorraine Hillier will buy the first poppy from John Green, chairman of the Royal British Legion?s Henley and Peppard branch, in Market Place at 11am.

She will then introduce a performance by Sonning Common musician Sam Brown and one of her ukulele groups.

Volunteers will carry out house-to-house collections, from tomorrow until November 6.

Next Saturday (October 31) details about the lives of former Henley servicemen who died during the First World War will be displayed in Market Place. Their stories were researched by amateur historian Mike Willoughby, from Woodcote, as part of his Lest We Forget project.

That evening, there will be a dance at the town hall featuring the Sound Force Big Band in aid of the appeal.

Organiser Connie Butt, who manages the Henley Over-60s Club in Greys Road car park, is encouraging guests to wear red and black.

Tickets cost £35 per head for tables of 10 and can be bought from Mrs Butt on 07879 217817.

Henley?s annual service of remembrance will be held in Market Place on Sunday, November 8. Military and youth groups will assemble in Greys Road car park at 10.40am.

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