|28th October to 11th November 2023
Contact: Sue Allen-Shepherd (Tiptree Organiser)
Telephone: 01621 816619
The official period for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in 2023 will be 28th October to 11th November. The collectors will be at Tesco and Asda on 28th October and from 4th November to 11th November and at Wilkin & Sons from 28th October and there will be tins at various local businesses from 28th October to 12th November. Remembrance Sunday will be on the 12th. The Tiptree District now encompasses Great & Little Braxted, Messing and Layer Breton. I am also looking after Layer de la Haye.
See Special Events for commemoration parade and service.
New collectors are always welcome, so please get in touch with Sue to volunteer, you will need to fill in this editable form and send it to me. Any businesses and organisations which haven’t taken part before are also encouraged to get in touch.
Shortages for Poppy Appeal Collections 2023
Ideally there are two people collecting together at Asda and Tesco and one at Wilkin & Sons, as you can see from the list below there are some gaps. We can always start late or close early. The most important ones are the ones marked with red. I need at least one volunteer for each slot. A - means at Asda, T - means at Tesco, W - means at Wilkins & Sons.
Please can you fill some of these gaps. Also please note we may have to close early on Saturday 5th and 12th. Saturday’s are our best days usually. Note the times are different at Wilkin & Sons from the 6th November. So please get in touch if you can volunteer.
If you don't like collecting, maybe you could help us set up or close down. Here is a picture of some of the 28 boxes that we have in store and there will be more once the new stock arrives.
You can find out more about the work of the British Legion from their website. The legion Poppy Shop is open all year round, so you can buy items for special occasions; but the normal appeal items will be available in Tiptree during the appeal period to receive your donations. You can gift aid your donation.