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The Pop-Up Poppy Stall will be in Hagley Village until Saturday, 12 November, between 9.30am and 3.30pm every day except Sundays, for a wide selection of Poppy Stock. Various offices, hospitality and retailers will also have collecting tins and paper poppies available. Acts of Remembrance have been arranged as follows.

ARMISTICE DAY, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 There will be an Act of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths at Churchill War Memorial at 10.55 am (aiming for the Two Minutes Silence at 11.00am).

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13 The Act of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths will take place at Hagley War Memorial at 9.30am. There is no service at St Johns on Remembrance Sunday this year and we thank Hagley Free Church for their invitation to join them in their Remembrance Service. The Parade will form up at the Village Car Park in Worcester Road for 10.15am, and parade down (the pavement) to Hagley Free Church for the Service which is due to start at 10.30am. There will be room for 120 within the Church, and the service will be relayed to the Church Hall at the back, and Hagley Free Church have invited attendees to tea/coffee/ squash and biscuits after the service. We would also like to thank Hagley Parish Council for organising the Parade, and SARA for their support in traffic control.

We have a supply of wreaths made by ex-servicemen at the Poppy Village. If any individual or organisations would like to lay a wreath at either service, please contact Jonathan Plant on: (07813)785496 or jon.plant@outlook.com.

All will be welcome at these events.

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The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community.

We're here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We've been here since 1921 and we'll be here as long as they need us. 

We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

We provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.

Our support starts after one day of service and continues through life, long after service is over.

From providing expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life – we can be by their side every step of the way. And it’s not just members of the Armed Forces but their families too.

If there is ever a reason we can't help, our vast network will mean that we know someone who can. 

The Legion works with politicians and officials at all levels to represent the interests of the Armed Forces community.

Through our research and campaigning, we challenge myths about serving and ex-serving personnel.

Our manifestos outline key actions we think the government should take to improve the health, finances and wellbeing of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Every year we lead the nation in commemorating and honouring those who have served and sacrificed.

We remember those who lost their lives on active service in all conflicts; from the beginning of the First World War right up to the present day, as well as all those who have served and their families. 

Every year in November, we distribute our paper poppies to raise vital funds to help today's Armed Forces community. And it wouldn’t be possible without our incredible supporters.

Whether you’re a volunteer, member or proud Poppy Appeal collector – or however you choose to support us – we couldn’t do it without you.

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