The National Poppy Appeal has been launched in Bury organised by the British Royal Legion.

Each year the British Royal Legion organises the poppy appeal which, as well as commemorating the fallen, raises funds to support men and women in the armed forces today.

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Cllr Sandra Walmsley, the Mayor of Bury, said: “Every year the Poppy Appeal brings together our community in support of the brave men and women who fought for our freedom and those who continue to protect and serve our community.

“The British Royal Legion provide vital support to veterans and their families; their amazing work helps ensure that those who protect us are also protected and cared for in return.

“Make sure to get your poppy as a way to remember the sacrifices made and show your support for our armed forces and veterans.”

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A Civic Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, 12 November 2022.

Processions will depart from Bury Town Hall at 10.30am and will proceed along Knowsley Street, Haymarket Street and Market Street to the Cenotaph at Bury Parish Church.

A two-minute silence will be held at 11am.

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Cllr Sandra Walmsley and representatives of service, ex-service, pre-service and civilian organisations across Bury will lay wreaths at the Memorial.

At the end of the Wreath Laying Ceremony, a Service of Remembrance will be held in Bury Parish Church.

A march past of various detachments will take place at approximately 12.30pm, where the mayor will take the salute.