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Council supports annual Poppy Appeal

Published on 4 November 2020

Whilst remembrance events this year will be different due to Covid one thing remains constant - the Council's support for the annual Poppy appeal.

High Peak Borough Council and its waste collection partner AES is once again making a significant donation to the appeal and displaying poppies on fleet vehicles.

Remembrance this year reflects on the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and how that echoes with today's generation as we help each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Jean Todd, Executive Councillor for Climate Change and the Environment, said: "We're proud to show our support the poppy appeal once again this November.

"Our Armed Forces past and present embody selfless service - something which will resonate more strongly than ever with our communities this year as we've all felt the impact of the Covid health emergency.

"I hope that people who see our vehicles displaying poppies will take a moment to remember the brave service men and women of all generations and to consider donating to the poppy appeal.

"This year we're asking people across the High Peak to help keep everyone safe by staying at home to mark Remembrance Sunday. However, there are still plenty of ways to get involved such as displaying poppies in your windows and taking part in the national two-minute silence from your doorstep. Let's all do what we can to honour our heroes and remember safely."

The Royal British Legion has developed a range of new ways for people to show their support remotely from donating poppies through the post for your neighbours and local community to undertaking a virtual poppy run -

And in the High Peak, the Council has worked in partnership with local churches and branches of the Royal British Legion to ensure that, collectively, we honour the service and sacrifices of our Armed Forces whilst safeguarding our communities.

Find out more about Remembrance Sunday this year at