Royal British legion calls on pubs to help raise £1m

By Gurjit Degun

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Poppy Weekend to raise money fom 10 to 12 June
Poppy Weekend to raise money fom 10 to 12 June
The Royal British Legion is asking pubs to celebrate its 90th anniversary and help raise money with a party weekend. The charity is holding The...

The Royal British Legion is asking pubs to celebrate its 90th anniversary and help raise money with a party weekend.

The charity is holding The Great Poppy Party Weekend between 10 and 12 June, and is looking to raise £1m from sales and sponsored activities.

All pubs need to do is register their interest online at www.thegreatpoppypartyweekend.org.uk​ and download sponsorship forms.

Licensees can buy party packs for £10.99, of which £5 will be donated to the charity.

The Legion is also running a competition for the most unusual party location, with a £1,000 award.

National coordinator Bruno Peek said: "I see pubs as the heart of the community, I'm a great believer in that. This is a great opportunity to get people together to celebrate the 90 years and help the charity.

"Pubs have got lots of time to plan the event, a friend of mine is hosting a sponsored walk and everyone might try to get 10 or 15p a mile."

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