Volunteers needed for Poppy Appeal

Ripon Poppy Appeal needs help to sell and distribute poppies ahead of this year’s Rememberance Day.

The appeal’s organiser in the city, Sybil Whiting, is asking for volunteers in the two weeks before Poppy Day on Saturday, November 12.

“Give whatever time you can – even just an hour. Anything at all will be very much appreciated.”

Last year Ripon’s poppy appeal raised more than £10,000 and organisers are hoping to match that sum with 300-400 boxes of poppies for sale in businesses and schools.

Volunteers are needed to help deliver the boxes and to sell poppies in supermarkets and on the street.

Anyone who can help should contact Sybil Whiting on 01765 698565.