POPPY APPEAL 2020
Update from the Royal British Legion
Remembrance in Sudbury 2020
Royal British Legion - Press Release
Remembrance – Poppy Appeal 2020
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Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ways in which this year’s Poppy Appeal can be delivered, our community of staff, volunteers, partners and suppliers have been working together to ensure that the 2020 Poppy Appeal is able to go ahead and the nation can still take part in Remembrance activity.
Sadly there will be no parades or church services in Sudbury or Great Cornard as usual, but a restricted numbers wreath laying and service will take place in the morning at St. Andrew’s in Great Cornard and by the war memorial at St. Gregory’s in Sudbury in the afternoon.
Poppies will be available from static boxes in local shops and supermarkets and poppy sellers will be in town on Market days, Thursday and Saturday, from the 24th October outside the Town Hall and St. Peter’s with poppies, lapel pins, crosses and silk poppies.
The Garden of Remembrance outside St. Gregory’s Church will still be in place for those who wish to place a cross in memory of a loved one.
Despite the pandemic, Sudbury Town Council will still do its very best to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice by having a trail of temporary spray painted poppies around St. Peter’s, starting with one large poppy in the entrance to the Church, representing the Poppy Appeal, followed by 301 smaller poppies, one for each of the names listed on the town’s war memorial.
COVID-19 restrictions permitting, St. Peter’s will be open on Remembrance Sunday and will display part of Sudbury’s beloved hand-made poppy nets inside, along with the silent soldier. The display will be accompanied by a soundscape of war poetry and songs, and admittance will be from 11 am to 3 pm. Masks will be required inside St. Peter’s. Hand sanitiser will be provided, and entry will be regulated to ensure social distancing is managed.
Entry is free of charge but there will be a collection box available for donations to the Poppy Appeal.
The Poppy Appeal in Sudbury
24th October 2020 is the official launch for the Poppy Appeal. Collectors will be in Sudbury Town Centre with Poppies and lapel pins at COVID-19 secure collection points only. (Please abide by social distancing, face coverings and use hand sanitisers) at:
The Town Hall & St Peters Church | 9am - 3pm on:
Saturdays: 24th October, 31st October and 7th November.
Thursdays: 29th October and 5th November
There will be various Poppy items on display and available.
Various Supermarkets and shops around the town will also have static collection points and poppy boxes - but with no volunteers.