Cramlington looking to honour lost servicemen

Residents and businesses in Cramlington are being offered the chance to help honour servicemen who lost their lives defending their country.

Thursday, 26th September 2019, 9:41 am
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 10:14 pm
Cramlington Royal British Legion members Eddie West, Joe Wallace, Kirsty Kelly, John Bell and Janet West are hoping for your support.

The Cramlington Branch of the Royal British Legion is once again asking people to sponsor a lamp post poppy.

The major routes into Cramlington will be lined with giant poppies as the town prepares to pay it's respects to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday and November 11.

Lamp posts from Dudley Lane, Station Road and Cumbrian Road leading to the town centre will be the main focus of the display but there will also be opportunities for the poppies to be placed in other areas of the town.

Residents and businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor a poppy for a donation of £5 and all sponsors will be acknowledged on the Cramlington Town Council website.

Cramlington Royal British Legion Branch chairman, Joe Wallace said: “It was fantastic to see the main routes coming into Cramlington lined with poppies last year and it was all the more special being the 100th year marking the Armistice.

“It just goes to show the generosity of the local businesses and townspeople of Cramlington giving their thanks to those who sacrificed their lives so that we can live in peace.”

If you would like to sponsor a poppy you can call in to the Cramlington Town Council office, Surveyors House, Blagdon Terrace, NE23 1DN between the hours of 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

All donations will be passed on to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal via the Cramlington branch of the RBL.

The Cramlington Branch of the Royal British Legion is always looking for volunteers so if you would like to help please email John Bell via e-mail at dinger353@yahoo.co.uk