Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens gives support to annual Poppy Appeal

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens gives support to annual Poppy Appeal

Mon, October 30, 2023

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens has helped to officially launch this year’s Poppy Appeal in Coleraine.

Councillor Steven Callaghan met with members of the Royal British Legion at the town’s War Memorial for the occasion, as preparations get underway for the Royal British Legion’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

Giving his full backing to the campaign, the Mayor said: “It is a real honour and a privilege to be able to support the Poppy Appeal and pay tribute to all those in the Armed Forces community who have sacrificed so much.

"I would urge everybody to get involved in this year's campaign and help to ensure the Royal British Legion can continue to provide vital support to those who have served or are serving, as well as their families. Every penny donated helps this very worthwhile cause.

“This time of year is also an opportunity for all of us to pause and reflect on the men and women who have committed themselves to a life of service, acknowledging their bravery and sacrifice.

“We must never take our Armed Forces for granted and it is important that we show our gratitude for the role these people play in our society.”

On Remembrance Sunday (12th November), services will take place at 12 locations throughout the Borough, followed by a church service and wreath-laying on Rathlin Island on Sunday, 19th November.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured alongside Poppy Appeal Organiser Breeze Galbraith.