The Royal British Legion

Fakenham and District Branch

Poppy Appeal


The Annual RBL Poppy Appeal 2013 raised the magnificent total of £12066.40 in Fakenham & District.

The two-week long focus of the appeal saw funds of £9229.85 collected door-to-door or in shops and streets by dedicated volunteers, as well as from counter-top collection boxes in shops, donations of £592.20, a further £507.50 from the sale of wreaths and £512.62 attributed to the church. In addition, the Festival of Remembrance on Friday 8th November raised £635.50 after costs. The Festival featured the Fakenham Town Band, Richard & Linda Tree, Cambridge singer Bernie Kedge, Richard Dawson in various guises, Standards of the RBL and Glynis Kester - Page, with the Act of Remembrance conducted by Rev Adrian Bell .

A few weeks later, the RBL Christmas Tree, which formed part of the Christmas Tree Festival, drew donations of £588.73. The Poppy Appeal was co-ordinated by Mrs Gwen Pierce, the Festival by Glynis Kester - Page and the Christmas Tree by Mr Allan Warnes, all of whom are extremely grateful to Rev Adrian Bell, the Fakenham & District RBL Branch committee and members who helped with those parts of the project but wish to express the greatest thanks for the continuing generosity of the public.

If anyone wants to participate in fund-raising, order wreaths for 2014 or make donations at any time, please contact the branch chairman David James on 01328 855003. If you wish to deposit at the Townshend Club, please put yor donation in an envelope clearly marked for the attention of David James.