Poppy seed sales boost RBL funds

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Staff reporter (Leader Live)

SALES of poppy seeds at aerospace factories has helped to raise hundreds of pounds for the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Flanders poppy seeds have been sold at the Airbus wing-making factory in Broughton as well as the Filton location in Bristol.

Purchases by generous staff members have helped the manufacturers to raise more than £700 for the RBL’s campaign to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The aim of the campaign is to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary period in remembrance of those who lost their lives in conflict. Each packet was sold for a minimum donation of £1.

Airbus UK charity campaign manager Phil McGraa said: “Airbus is proud to support the work of the Royal British Legion as we honour the many who gave their lives in the First World War.

“The continued support of everyone working at Airbus facilities will go a considerable way to the Legion meeting its blanket coverage of poppies.”

Kevin Forbes, Royal British Legion community fundraiser for North Wales, added: “The Royal British Legion is grateful for the support of partners and Airbus has taken a lead in supporting the Poppy Seeds campaign.

“The money collected will make a significant contribution to the Poppy Appeal in North Wales and the poppies will be a poignant reminder to all, of those who gave so much.”

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