Speaking to HU17.net Mr. Evans said;
“Beverley is absolutely, in my humble opinion, a poppy friendly town. You can see evidence of this as you look around the town and see the number of people who are wearing a poppy in the first week.”
“Last year we raised almost £47K which was a record for the Beverley area.”
“We would like to thank everyone who donates to the appeal. We would like to express our appreciation for their support. At least 87p in every pound that is donated will go directly to the beneficiaries.”
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The British Legion will asking people to rethink remembrance, Mr. Evans explained;
“We must not forget our recent veterans, injured personnel and their families. The British Legion are asking people to rethink remembrance this year, as they did last year.”
“There people from more recent conflicts like the war in Afghanistan and Iraq where people were injured just as much in past wars.”
Poppies will be on sale until 5PM on 11 November. However donations can still be made online until the end of September 2018.
On Saturday, 11 November Armistice Day will be marked at Market Cross at 11AM. The public will be invited to join the official proceedings and pause, to remember, those who have fallen.
Following the service at around 11.45AM the parade will set off from Beverley Minster and march through the town centre to Hengate Gardens for the service.