Eastbourne Purple Poppy appeal gets under way

The Eastbourne Purple Poppy campaign to remember the forgotten animal victims of war is now underway in the town.

It has the full support of military personnel, MP Stephen Lloyd, retailers providing sales outlets, and a dedicated team of volunteers.

In 2011, more than 2,000 Eastbourne residents bought purple poppies and this year on response to public demand, they are additionally available from the Kit Wilson animal charity shop next to Oxfam in Terminus Road and St Anne’s Veterinary Clinic at 6 Upperton Road.

On Saturday November 3 volunteers will also be at LUSH cosmetics in the Arndale Centre and from that day until Saturday November 10 they will be, for the third year running, at Sainsbury’s in the centre.

On Remembrance Sunday November 11, volunteers will take part in the official parade in Eastbourne and lay a wreath of purple poppies in memory of all the millions of innocent animals that were killed in two world wars and continue to be caught up in wars and armed conflict.