New base for Poppy Appeal in Boston town centre

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Oldrids department store has come to the aid of this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The Boston shop has offered the use of Pescod Hall, currently unoccupied, in Pescod Shopping Centre, as a base for the annual fundraising Poppy Appeal in the run up to Remembrance 
Sunday.

The organisation has also been given the use of two flagpoles to highlight the work carried out by the Legion in raising money for the relief effort carried out on behalf of serving and ex-forces personnel and their dependents.
“Pescod Hall will be used to raise awareness of our work amongst the kind contributors of Boston and provide a much-needed base for our street collectors, many of whom will be glad of a warm dry respite from collecting on the streets in what can be some very bitter conditions,” said Sue Ransome, honorary Poppy Appeal organiser for Boston.
Steve Goulder, of Oldrids, added: “We have supported the appeal in the past by use of our former premises in New Street and look forward to renewing our tie with the Legion by helping them again.”
The shop will be open from Friday, November 1, until Saturday, November 9.

The organisation is always on the look-out for volunteers. Anyone who can help to carry out street collections during Remembrance time is asked to contact Sue Ransome on 01205 
311373.