Recieved this from the Royal British Legion , and would like to thank everyone that has made a donation or has sponsored me in anyway or just given moral support ,Thank you.
Dear Mr Holden,
Over the past few weeks the nation has united in respect to remember the fallen. Poppies have bloomed and our volunteer army has been out in force on a high street near you.
On Sunday 14th November, as the time neared 11.00am, the Poppy-wearing crowds, gathered in London around the Cenotaph, waited expectantly. On the stroke of 11.00am Big Ben chimed and a hush fell over the usual clamour of the city. For two minutes people of all ages remembered the courage of those men and women who lost their lives during conflict. Many thought of family, friends and comrades, while others simply bowed their heads in respect for all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Then, the band struck up and the 10,000 strong column of veterans began the annual march past the Cenotaph, applauded all the way.
This year we are hoping to raise a record-breaking £36 million from the Poppy Appeal. So far the figures are promising and I hope that we will meet this target. Of course the more we raise the more we can do to support our veterans young and old.
Once again, thank you for all your support of the 2010 Poppy Appeal, let's hope that together we can raise the money we need to help those that need it most.
With best wishes,
Russell Thompson OBE
Director of National Events and Fundraising