Red poppy appeal more important than ever

WE will start to see a lot more red poppies on collars from Wednesday.

Dave Harper from the Southport RSL said the small fake flowers will be sold right up until Remembrance Day on November 11.

This year’s Poppy Appeal falls on the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One which ran from 1914 to 1918.


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Mr Harper urged residents not to leave it too late, “we have some unique items this year that are only available to the Southport RSL”.

“For example we’ve worked closely with the Red Cross Association around the corner and the ladies there have crocheted some poppies that are a badge-like poppy” he said.

Mr Harper said they will also be selling some other new offerings like “little lapel Great War badges, a different type of wristband which is actually like a little dog tag, that says 14-18 and they can actually be engraved on the back with the name of somebody who may have been lost during that event”.

RSL Queensland has launched a special plea this year too.

The fundraiser unfortunately clashes in part with Brisbane’s G20 Summit, with additional security and road closures to look forward to.

The event featuring world leaders is likely to keep people out of Brisbane’s CBD with some roads to be shut from November 10.

To add to the nightmare ANZAC Square is being renovated.

Main picture courtesy of www.yprl.vic.gov.au.

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