SE16: Bermondsey and Rotherhithe poppy appeal launches this Saturday at Surrey Quays shopping centre

Josh Salisbury (23 October, 2019) Community

It takes place this Saturday from 10.45am at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre - will you be there?

13096The launch event takes place this Saturday 26th at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre

The Bermondsey and Rotherhithe poppy appeal is officially to launch this Saturday at Surrey Quays shopping centre.

The inaugural local event will take place between 10.45am and 4.30pm, featuring the North London Military Wives Choir and readings from the Scouts Clubs and Beavers.

The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Sandra Rhule, will be attending, while family-friendly attractions such as poppy making, and children’s colouring are also promised.

“Artwork from pupils at Rotherhithe Primary, on Rotherhithe New Road, will be displayed at the event, alongside a D-Day photo display.

More information can be found by emailing local volunteer, Jill Merrett on jillmerrettpao@gmail.com.

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Debra Showell says:

I have been to Surrey Quays every day for the last week. There is no one there selling poppies. I have just come back from there and still no poppies!!!

John says:

Debra, they have been outside tesco, normally from about 4pm weekdays and from 11 am weekends
Only a few days have been missed due to not having enough volunteers.

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