Maidstone United are supporting the 2012 Poppy Appeal in Kent.
Poppy collection boxes are in the Spitfire Lounge and the first team have autographed Poppy Appeal t-shirts which will be auctioned for the charity.
In the past 12 months, the Royal British Legion in Kent has responded to more than 1,600 requests for help and this number is likely to grow in light of current conflicts.
Nationally, more than £1.7 million is spent each week on the Legion’s work to help Armed Forces families, that’s £90 million a year, answering more than 165,000 calls for help.
Clare Saunders, Community Fundraiser for the Legion in Kent, said: “Every penny that people of Kent generously give to our Poppy Appeal collection is vitally important. Please stand shoulder to shoulder with all who serve by wearing a Poppy this Remembrancetide. The Armed Forces and their families are pinning their hopes on you.”
The Kent appeal was launched at County Hall in Maidstone last Friday (26 October). Six ex-service men and women, helped pin a wave of large poppies onto County Hall (pictured below). These service men and women and their families, who have been helped by the Legion in the past, then spoke about how pinning a poppy on this year will help make a real difference to our service family.