Poppy field

Lord Mayor to launch Poppy Appeal

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan will present the first poppy of this year’s appeal to schoolchildren this week (Friday 26 October).

At a special event to be held in the Lady Mayores’s Parlour the Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan, will present Merseyside’s first poppy to pupils from St Ambrose School in Speke who have all written remembrance poems.

Councillor Sullivan said “I am honoured to be presenting the first poppy to such an inspirational group of youngsters.

“These children have all written poems to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and this is a special way to thank them for their hard work.

“We should never forget the sacrifices that our armed forces have made and are still making, which is why I urge everyone to wear a poppy and show their support for Liverpool’s Poppy Appeal.

“The Royal British Legion works tirelessly to help those who have suffered during conflict and we should do all we can to highlight the excellent work they do for the benefit of others.”

Royal British Legion Area Manager for Merseyside, Gillian McKinnon, said: “The Royal British Legion stands shoulder to shoulder with all those who serve now and in the future for as long as it takes. With the armed forces and their families – they’re pinning their hopes on you.”

After the official launch on Friday the remembrance poems written by the pupils will be taken to St George’s Hall and be displayed in time for Remembrance Sunday.