Dover Garden of Remembrance and Centenary Poppy Appeal

Local volunteers from The Royal British Legion (White Cliffs Branch) were working hard today to set out the nearly 200 official black RBL crosses in the 2021 Garden of Remembrance at the People of Dover’s War Memorial. Each cross represents a part of the armed forces where a local person served and gave their life in armed conflict for the freedoms we enjoy today.

The RBL Branch will be fundraising for the 2021 Poppy Appeal at the War Memorial from Saturday 30th October for 2 weeks.  The RBL marks its Centenary this year, 100 years dedicated to supporting veterans and their families.  Our local Branch members will join 40,000 other volunteers from across the country to raise funds for much needed help for those who have sacrificed so much.

RBL Volunteer Peter Hall said –

“It’s good to be back and able to interact with members of the public again”

The Town Council’s service of Commemoration will take place at the Memorial on Remembrance Sunday 14th November beginning shortly before 11am.  More details including an Order of Service will be available on the Town Council website nearer the time.

Our picture shows local RBL volunteer Peter Hall setting up the 2021 Garden of Remembrance.