THE Royal British Legion in Blackburn is appealing for volunteers to help run this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Organiser Eddie Maxwell said: “Anyone can volunteer, individuals, teams, community groups, and any reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered.

“If you can give some of your time to help collect donations at supermarkets and other manned stands like hospitals, or help distribute and collect boxes and tins to and from outlets within Blackburn, please contact us.

“The Royal British Legion also wants to attract new members after numbers have decreased steadily over the last few years. If you are a community group, service or indeed an individual and would like to order a poppy wreath to lay at a remembrance service, please call.”

For more information call 01254 692216.