WARRINGTON South MP Andy Carter is backing the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal for online donations ahead of this year’s Remembrance Day.
This year, the way the Royal British Legion, veterans, current serving personnel and the public take part in Remembrance Day is going to be very different due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions in place to help to curb the spread of the virus.
The Royal British Legion has teamed up with British financial technology company Revolut to allow people to donate online. Alongside this, there are virtual poppy fields on the Royal British Legion’s website where you can also donate online.
The Warrington South MP has always supported the Poppy Appeal and is calling on those who use Revolut in Warrington and beyond to use the electronic donations feature as a way to support the charity.
The service is free for the Royal British Legion to use and 100 percent of each donation goes straight to the charity.
Mr Carter said: “Every November, thousands of people in Warrington proudly wear their poppies, showing their support, attending events and raising funds for our veterans. But like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt to Covid-19.
“We must continue to wear our poppies as a sign of respect and thanks to those who have served and continue to serve. This year I’m supporting Revolut’s partnership with the Royal British Legion as a way of enabling people in Warrington to make their donation in a Covid-secure manner.”
To find out more and use the donations, visit www.revolut.com/donate-money