Rotary club lends support to Remembrance Day organisation

Droitwich Advertiser: Wreaths laid at Droitwich Spa’s war memorial in Victoria Square last year. Wreaths laid at Droitwich Spa’s war memorial in Victoria Square last year.

DROITWICH Spa's Rotary Club has stepped in to help organise this year's poppy appeal and Remembrance Day service.

Rotary members have teamed up with The Royal British Legion so that they can assist with the planning for November's annual town events.

The move comes following criticism of how 2013's appeal was organised.

People are now wanted to help support the new team and give feedback on how the occasion can be improved.

Steve Moore, chairman of Droitwich Spa Royal British Legion, said: "There were a lot of things which went wrong during last year's Remembrance Day, and a lot of criticism about the organisation. We want to ask people to send us their suggestions about what was done wrong and what should be done to improve the poppy appeal collection and the Remembrance Day parade.

"One issue which came to light was that no invoices for wreaths were sent out and there is no clear record of who laid them. So, if any organisation wishes to pay for their wreath, can they please make out a cheque to the British Legion for £20 and hand it into the bar at the Legion Hall, Salwarpe Road, where a receipt will be issued.

"Would anyone with any suggestions or criticism, or anyone interested in becoming a committee member, contact the secretary of the British Legion branch, Alan Newman, on 07870 311036 or email alan.bear.newman@gmail.com"

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