Poppy Appeal and Garden of Remembrance Launch
As we continue to mark the centenary of the First World War and 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Bexleyheath is preparing for the launch of the Poppy Appeal 2015.
The Poppy Appeal is The Royal British Legion’s annual fundraising appeal starting in late October and running through to Armistice Day on 11 November.
In Bexleyheath there will be a ceremony at Christchurch starting at 1100 on 24 October to open the Garden of Remembrance in the presence of the Mayor of Bexley and led by the Reverend Trevor Wyatt. There will be crosses to commemorate the sacrifice of Bexley residents who served in the armed forces in conflicts since 1914.
After the service the Mayor and other local Dignitaries will proceed to the Clock Tower where The Royal British Legion will have a marquee set up to launch the Poppy Appeal in Bexleyheath.
In addition to the Poppy Appeal marquee, the Bexleyheath BID have sponsored over 100 Giant Poppies to be placed on each Lamp Column, a full size replica Spitfire to be housed in Market Square and a Battle of Britain Experience stand.
The 24 October will also see active Army Personnel, Air Cadets and Police Cadets on hand to talk through their active roles and the works they are currently undertaking. The 359 Air Training Corps cadets will also be completing a static row through the length of the Thames to further raise funds towards the Poppy Appeal.