Following the national launch of this year’s Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal, the Metro Mayor pledged his support and urged people to back the campaign.

Dan Norris joined veteran Chris and Royal British Legion Midsomer Norton and Radstock vice chair Andrea to lend a hand selling poppies.

The pair explained to the Metro Mayor how they are hoping local people will give especially generously this year as last year the charity could not do any in-person poppy selling due to lockdown.

Dan Norris said: “I’m backing the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal 100%. Dozens of veterans and volunteers across the West of England are raising vital funds to support our armed forces communities.

“Just as they were over a century ago, our armed forces have shown this year just how indispensable they are to the nation’s security, from airlifting British Nationals out of Afghanistan, to driving NHS ambulances in Wales 

“During Remembrance, we honour and remember the sacrifices made by so many across our region – service men and service women, veterans and their families.

“It’s so important that we recognise their heroic efforts, so I encourage to mark this year’s remembrance by doing their bit, whether that’s supporting the local poppy appeal, or passing on the understanding of its importance to the next generation.

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