Poppy appeal shop in Worthing is launched

Worthing's poppy appeal pop-up shop has been officially opened by the British Legion.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 7:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th October 2018, 10:26 am
Poppy appeal is launched in Worthing

Councillor Hazel Thorpe, the deputy mayor of Worthing, was among those who attended the launch on Saturday morning.

For the second year, the pop-up shop is located in the Guildbourne Centre and will be selling traditional poppies, poppy pins, wristbands and various bits of stationary.

Jonathan-Paul Finch, poppy appeal organiser for Worthing, said £71,000 was raised in the town last year.

Jonathan-Paul Finch, poppy appeal organiser

He encouraged residents to visit the shop and said: “Pop by and have a look and a browse, ask us any questions.”

This year’s poppy appeal is officially launched on Thursday, October 25.

People will be selling poppies in Worthing town centre from Saturday, October 27.

This year’s Armistice Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.