The Royal British Legion East Ham Branch will be at Westfield until 11th November
By Neandra Etienne
Every year on 11th November Britain remembers and pays tribute to the sacrifice and service of people in the armed forces who have contributed over the decades to the safety and security of the country.
The poppy, which dates from the First World War more than 100 years ago, is the iconic symbol of this act of remembrance and The Royal British Legion East Ham Branch and volunteers will be in Westfield Shopping Centre from 30 October until 11 November collecting cash for the Remembrance Day poppy appeal.
They will also be providing and delivering poppy boxes around schools and shops in the Borough. The money raised is used for veterans and their families in need. It can provide food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter, as well as housing accommodation and care facilities.
The Royal British Legion East Ham Branch itself was formed in 1921 and is believed to be one of the founding branches of The Royal British Legion.