Locals are being encouraged to purchase a red poppy in support of local veterans and their families in the lead up to this Remembrance Day, which this year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Poppies will be on sale from November 7 until Remembrance Day on November 11, with RSL members to be stationed at local supermarkets and Katescastle Book Emporium.
Local RSL member Lee Turton said that the proceeds of the poppies and memorabilia goes towards helping veterans and their families.
“The money stays local and it goes to the benefit and welfare of veterans and their families,” he said.
“This money and in turn this support is very important because there are a lot of veterans that do struggle and need the help.
“This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and it’s a time to reflect. This is a very significant year.”
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