The Royal British Legion has turned to Freemasonry for help in finding volunteers for this year’s Poppy Appeal.
Fewer volunteers have come forward this year, and the organisation is predicting a shortfall of as much as £3m in donations if that trend can’t be reversed.
Lincolnshire’s APGM Peter Brooks explained: “More volunteers are needed across the country, but in Lincolnshire there is a particular need for help in Scunthorpe and Boston, but also Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Morton and Welbourn. I am therefore asking our members if they could spare the time to take part in the appeal in those areas.”
The roles available to those who would like to get involved are varied, from co-ordinating activities to delivering supplies of poppies and working in poppy sales.
The British Legion’s Lincolnshire Community Fundraiser is Gemma Leaning. She explained: “Interested volunteers are invited to contact me for an informal chat in the first instance. Once happy with the description and location of roles available, the volunteer will be asked to attend an interview with me, and once both parties are satisfied as to suitability of the volunteer for a particular role, we can take the application forward.”
Can you help? If so, contact Gemma by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 07551 138422