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Papers support Remembrance Sunday appeals

Posted on: November 6, 2020 by Mariella Brown

National newsbrands have been supporting the Poppy Appeal in the run up to Remembrance Sunday this week.

A new campaign by The Sun, backed by figures from the Prime Minister to Sir David Beckham and Captain Tom Moore, has been running to boost the British Legion appeal.

This year, due to Covid-19 12,000 (out of 40,000) poppy sellers are unable to take part, which will have a devastating impact on donations.

The centenarian national hero Captain Tom Moore commented: “The Legion faces a difficult time. We must all help them so they can help their friends in this time of need.”

At the Daily Mirror, the campaign We WILL Remember aims to mark Remembrance Day safely under the new lockdown restrictions.

The appeal has seen backing from England Manager Gareth Southgate and cricketer Ben Stokes.

Writing in the Voice of the Mirror on Tuesday, the paper urged readers to commemorate Remembrance Sunday on their doorsteps.

“With poppy wreath-laying gatherings curtailed due to coronavirus, the fact so many people want to stand in silence outside their homes for two minutes at 11am is inspiring.

“The Mirror’s campaign has won the backing of Gareth Southgate, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Frank Bruno for one good reason: it is the right thing to do.

“We must never forget the fallen, or those who serve in the armed forces to protect our country in 2020, even if we have to do so in a different way this year.”