Poppy Appeal volunteers needed

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Poppyscotland, the charity that organises the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, needs volunteers to assist with the poppy collection in Linlithgow this year.

Following the retirement of the Scottish Poppy Appeal area organiser Poppyscotland urgently needs volunteers to take on the role to ensure there will be a collection in Linlithgow this year.

The collection in Linlithgow in 2010 raised £4881 and Poppyscotland is appealing to individuals or groups of friends who would like to get involved to step forward.

All money raised enables Poppyscotland to provide support to ex-service men and women in need living in Scotland.

An area organiser fulfils a critical role - ensuring that poppies are available for sale in their local area. A team of collectors is vital too as they will support the area organiser in distributing poppies to outlets and schools, and may also sell poppies to the public through street collections, house to house collections and in shops.

If anyone is interested in volunteering for the appeal in Linlithgow call 0141 427 8490, text volunteer to 81400 or email volunteer@poppyscotland.org.uk