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Sheffield will remember them - Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday

A poppy in a field

This November Sheffield will, as always, remember the service and sacrifice of those in our Armed Forces and those who gave their lives for our country.

In commemoration various activities will take place throughout the month, including the city’s Poppy Appeal, which will begin on 30 October; a Poppy Laying Service with The Royal British Legion (RBL) Sheffield and a Civic Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Barkers Pool.

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Gail Smith said: “Our Remembrance Day plans will be announced in full soon – including a Poppy Laying Service and Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.

“I look forward to receiving the first poppy in Sheffield when our Poppy Appeal launches later this month and to seeing many others wearing their poppies with pride. We are working closely with the Royal British Legion, as we do every year, and will ensure there is a fitting tribute to all those who fought so bravely and gave their lives so that we can live ours.”

A Royal British Legion spokesperson said: “Sheffield has always been very supportive of our Poppy Appeal and the city always does itself proud in terms of Remembrance Parades. There will be significant Poppy Appeal activity in Sheffield this year, with the support of the City Council, including street collections, and we are excited to see our Poppy Appeal volunteers returning throughout the city this year after Covid curtailed face-to-face collections in 2020.”

Full details of all Sheffield’s Remembrance activity will be announced soon.