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|Friday, 26 October 2012 12:55|
Carmarthenshire County Council is urging local residents to support the British Legion Poppy Appeal again this year.
Council Chair Cllr Siân Thomas has written to the Head of the Poppy Appeal Nick Buckley offering the council’s support and agreeing that poppies can be placed in council premises.
This year’s Poppy Appeal is focusing on the Afghan generation of the Armed Forces family.
Mr Buckley said: “Since 2003 the Legion has helped more than 10,000 serving, ex-Service and family members who are part of the Afghan and Iraq generation.
“With the Afghan conflict continuing at its current intensity it is inevitable that this number will continue to rise and we intend to be there for them and their families today and for the rest of their lives.”
Cllr Siân Thomas said: “I’m pleased to offer the council’s support for the Poppy Appeal. The work that the British Legion does is as important as ever.”