On Saturday 27 October, Camberley’s Park Street will play host to the fifth Poppy Day Launch in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Starting at 10am on Park Street, the event will feature entertainment and displays from the local Stagecoach Theatre Group, and Liberty Gymnastics clubs, plus other attractions. There will also be a static display of vintage military vehicles, classic cars and motorbikes from the Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion.
At 10.50am a parade of the Royal British Legion Standard Bearers, Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and ATC and representatives from the scouting organisations, will march the length of Park Street accompanied by the Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps of Drums.
At 11am the RBL exhortation will be given by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams, followed by a 30-second silence. The Mayor will then officially open the Poppy Launch of 2018.
The fun will then continue for the rest of the day featuring a performance in The Atrium at 3pm by ‘The Bombshells’ plus other dancers and performers, all giving up their time to give you a good time - and hopefully encourage you to give generously to this great cause.
Radio Frimley Park Hospital will also be there.
In addition to this entertainment there will also be a Poppy Concert at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green on Friday 2 November at 7.30pm.
This will include performances by the Surrey Police band, a drumming group and a choir. Tickets are £8, and can be booked at www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EMGIKE or 07876 688977.
Camberley Royal British Legion Chairman, David Kemp said: “The Camberley Royal British Legion has been really successful in raising money for the Poppy Appeal over the years.
“Last year the event was well supported again by the people of Camberley and Surrey Heath, with more than £48k raised - a brilliant effort by all involved.
“We try to provide something for everyone at the Poppy Day Launch. This year there’s an added significance, marking the centenary of the end of World War One.
“I’d like to thank all of the individuals and organisations that are giving up their time to make this fantastic day possible."