Ann Hindley

By Debbie Sayers Fullwood

Remembrance Day campaigner and Southport resident Ann Hindley is urging everyone to contribute to the Poppy Appeal this year. 

Ann was the Secretary of the Royal British Legion for over nine years. 

Many local people may recognise her from the Southport Cenotaph Remembrance Day services, where she has taken an active part for decades.

She said: “At this time of year it’s so important that we continue to remember those who sacrificed so much to keep our country free and those who gave their lives that we might live as we see fit.”

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Ann believes has been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for many years. She believes that when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are in the service of your God, and has been involved with the Royal British Legion and its associated self help groups for many years. 

She has entertained at their events and always tries to attend veterans’ funerals.

Ann said: “Our normal poppy collection boxes are not going to be readily accessible this year, because of the pandemic restrictions.

“But if you take a look at the Royal British Legion website there are many new, meaningful and imaginative ways in which everyone can support this great cause.

“The charity works tirelessly to assist those who were, or are, in our Armed Forces, along with their dependents. To these people the work of The Royal British Legion is vital.”

For more details about the work of the Royal British Legion please visit: www.britishlegion.org.uk

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