Service proud to support the Poppy Appeal

10/11/2017

From selling poppies at local supermarkets and shops, to fitting poppies onto fire engines, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has this year pledged support to the Poppy Appeal alongside the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Staff from NFRS Headquarters have spent the week volunteering at Sainsbury's and Wilkinson's in Arnold alongside representatives from the RBL, while fire crews across the county have had large poppies fitted onto the front of their appliances.

Firefighters from Mansfield, Retford, Worksop, Newark, Edwinstowe, West Bridgford, Arnold and Highfields have all either assisted at RBL stalls in their local community or sold poppies outside their station, with Stockhill and London Road taking part in collections in Nottingham's Old Market Square and Bulwell Market Square.

Members of the Service, including two Reservists who work for NFRS, also came together to officially launch the Poppy Appeal at Mansfield Fire Station on 2 November, alongside the local branch of the RBL.

Station Manager Craig Day has been championing the Service's support for the Poppy Appeal on behalf of NFRS, and said: "It is great that so many of our staff have turned out this year in support of the appeal, which we as a Service are proud to support.

"At NFRS we employ a number of reservists, and it is important to us that we always support members of the Armed Forces community both inside and outside of our service.

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been involved in supporting the Poppy Appeal this year alongside the Royal British Legion,"

Greg Mattocks-Evans was one of the members of staff who volunteered as part of the appeal. He said: "It was great to spend time with volunteers from the RBL, listening to their stories and how they have been supporting the cause over the years.

"It was also a proud moment to be able to represent NFRS while engaging with members of the public about such a worthy cause, as it is important to remember our fallen heroes, as well as those who still give their time to protect us today."

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