Blackrod's poppy appeal launched
6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
BLACKROD residents have launched this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The campaign is being run by villagers Joe and Pauline Catterall, who organise the fundraising each year.
Poppies will be on sale at a number of shops in the village and the first two were sold to the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackrod, Cllr Stephen Laycock and Cllr Beryl Monaghan at the launch of the appeal.
Blackrod will be remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First and Second World Wars as well as other conflicts with a Remembrance march on Sunday, November 10.
Everyone in the village is invited to join the council in the march which will begin at the Heroes pub at 2pm, heading to Blackrod graveyard and returning for a service at St Katherine’s church. The following day, maroons will be fired from the graveyard at 11am to mark the moment war ended.
Cllr Laycock said: “It will be great to see as many people as possible joining us to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
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