Herefordshire Poppy Appeal Awards 2013

The High Sheriff and Mrs Tabor attended the Herefordshire Poppy Appeal Awards 2013 on Thursday 2nd May at the Herefordshire College of Technology.  The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, the Countess of Darnley and were in recognition of money raised for the Herefordshire Poppy Appeal by cadet forces, youth organisations, local businesses, supermarkets and schools. There was also a presentation of Long Service Awards to Poppy Appeal Organisers and Collectors.

Organised by Liz Parker , Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser for Herefordshire, the evening was a huge success and a very enjoyable event.  To date, the Herefordshire Poppy Appeal Total is £191,304 for the year to 30th September 2013, which is an amazing figure and demonstrates how generous the people of Herefordshire are – especially for such a worthy cause.

The Royal British Legion  helps not only those who serve in the armed forces but also the families of serving personnel both past and present.  Attendees at the Awards ceremony were privileged to listen to a moving presentation from Neil Harrison who has benefited from the wonderful Battle Back Centre.  This provides sports and adventurous activities for wounded, injured and sick Service men and women from all three Services.  The Centre aims to promote self-confidence and improve motivation to aid recovery and helps people to achieve their best possible recovery and return to Service duty or make a smooth transition to civilian life.