A COUNCILLOR and organisers have issued an urgent appeal for people to volunteer for some of the annual Poppy Appeal stalls in the borough.

Stands will be installed at the likes of Asda Farnworth, Tesco Farnworth and Tesco Little Lever this month.

And Cllr Tracey Wilkinson who represents Kearsley ward, and Maureen Griffiths, the local designated person for the poppy stalls, are now asking people to help out over a period of 16 days to sell poppies at the three stalls to raise funds for The Royal British Legion.

Cllr Wilkinson said: “Each and every year the lovely Maureen Griffiths organises the poppy appeal stalls.

“These stalls sell all the official poppy appeal items and raise an incredible amount of funds to support the armed forces community, serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.

“This year we are short on volunteers due to a number of reasons.

“Therefore we are reaching out to the people of Farnworth, Kearsley and Little Lever if you can spare a minimum of two hours to help support this worthy cause.”

Across the 16 days, there are four two-hour time slots - 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm, 3pm to 4pm and 4pm to 6pm.

If you can help with one or perhaps multiple slots then email Tracey.Wilkinson@bolton.gov.uk with your name, address, email and phone number.

These details will then be passed onto Maureen so arrangements can be made to cover the various stalls during November.