By Lesley Griffiths

MS for Wrexham

This year marks a significant milestone for the Royal British Legion as the charity commemorates 100 years of helping serving and ex-serving military personnel and their families. Throughout its history, the red poppies have been the enduring symbol of remembrance and peace.

To mark the centenary, the Royal British Legion is looking for both public and private buildings, however large or small, to support its Poppy Appeal by lighting up red in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday on 14 November.

I am supporting the ‘Light Up Red’ campaign after being approached by British Legion’s Community Fundraiser for North Wales, Kevin Forbes.

I hope a great number of buildings, landmarks and monuments across the town will be illuminated and have written to Wrexham County Borough Council, as well as several other local organisations and businesses.

St Giles’ Church has confirmed it will light up red and any building with external lighting can take part.

I believe it would be a poignant and fitting tribute to see a number of Wrexham’s buildings and landmarks lit up to honour our servicemen and women on this very special anniversary.

Over 1.1m Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in North Wales and the teams are working flat out to get booster jabs into the arms of our most vulnerable citizens.

To ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible, the Health Board has underlined some key reminders.

People must wait for an appointment invitation to arrive in the post and do not need to contact their GP or any Vaccination Centre.

With limited space to queue indoors, people should only turn up five minutes before their appointment.

This latest rollout is quite strict so any partner, family member or friend attending an appointment with a vulnerable person will not be able to receive their booster jab at the same time.

To manage demand, anyone who has yet to receive their first and second jabs for whatever reason can book their appointments via the vaccination hotline: 03000 840004.

They can no longer simply attend a walk-in clinic or book online for the time being.

We must all remember coronavirus has not gone away.

To help keep people safe this winter, its vitally important people take up the offer of the flu and booster jabs as soon as they are offered.

Continuing to follow the public health guidance we have grown accustomed to, such as washing hands, socially distancing and making sure places are well ventilated, will also make a substantial difference.