Henley 2013 Poppy Appeal Launch

poppiesThe 2013 Poppy Appeal in Henley is being launched on Saturday 2 November with Sam Brown and her Ukulele Orchestra of  Sonning Common giving a performance in Market Square from 10am to 1pm.

Shirley Lees, Poppy Appeal Organiser for Henley said, “This will be a fantastic event to launch our appeal this year. In addition to poppies, enamel pins, wristbands and our other products, our Poppy Collectors will be offering poppy seeds, kindly sponsored by the local RBL branch, Toad Hall Garden Centre and the Aliquando choir.  This is part of a national initiative by the Royal British Legion to encourage the public to grow poppies to bloom in August 2014 for the centenary commemorations of the start of The First World War.  We are delighted that Henley is participating fully in this with the support of Henley in Bloom and the Henley Gardening Buddies.”

As well as the launch event and the Remembrance Service in Market Square on Sunday 10 November from 10.30am. Shirley has also organised the following events:

Wednesday 6 November
Singalong around the Piano at Bull on Bell Street
From 7pm

Friday 8 November
World War II Fancy Dress Dance at Henley Town Hall
From 7.30pm
Tickets £25 per head.  Tables of 8 or 10
Come along and dance the night way to The Sound Force Big Band with special guest appearance from the Berlin Baroness, Maria Von Hackermann.
Fish and Chip Supper included.
Contact Shirley Lees Tel. 07775 893148 or poppy@leeshenley.co.uk

Saturday 9 November
Military Vehicle Society in Market Place
From 10.00am

Please go along and support these special Henley events.

The Poppy Appeal is delighted to be chosen as one of the four charities that the Living Advent Calendar will be supporting this year.  For more details go to www.livingadventcalendar.co.uk