My name is Michael Price, I am the Poppy Appeal Organiser for Houghton Regis.
Over the last 4 years we have been running the Poppy Appeal in Houghton Regis. During this time, with the help of the Bedfordshire "Royal British Legion Riders" and a few other volunteers we have raised more than £44,000 for the Poppy Appeal, something I think our relatively small community can be really proud of.
The small businesses, local Schools along with the general public of Houghton Regis have supported the campaign handsomely and in particular the 1st Houghton Regis Guide Unit. Morrison's Store have always given us a base to collect from and we were very grateful for the fantastic support we have received from their staff during the two weeks of Poppy tide.
I am somewhat sad therefore to have to report that I am moving out of the area and will be unable to run this year's appeal and so I am looking for someone who might be able to take on the task of doing this.
I am willing and able to support the volunteer/s in this task by ordering the necessary stock and giving them all the advice to make it happen. I will also be on hand during the appeal although time will be limited, I will do whatever I can. But this project does still need someone to coordinate the 2017 campaign and its supporters.
We do already have a small team of volunteers in Houghton Regis who I am sure will continue to do so, however if you are able and willing to help with delivering/collecting Poppy Appeal merchandise & tins etc out and about to the Houghton Regis community or willing to man the stand in Morrison's Foyer for an hour or two during the week when we run, or you are able to take on the role of Poppy Appeal Organiser then please contact me in the first instance on 07588 700883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.