We're proud to support the Poppy Appeal

The commitment and bravery of the nation's armed forces is foremost in people’s thoughts this time of year and the District Council is once again lending its support to the annual poppy campaign.

The council waived the business rates charge for the Royal British Legion charity shop in Lydney, meaning more of the funds raised can go towards the poppy appeal.

The charity successfully applied for a ‘charitable relief’ reduction in the business rates for the shop and then the Council granted additional discretionary relief, resulting in a zero charge.

Cllr Tim Gwilliam, Leader of the Forest of Dean District Council said: “The Council is proud to lend its support to the annual poppy appeal.  This gesture is testament that we remain committed to supporting our armed forces both past and present.”    

Councillor Paul Hiett, Cabinet Member for Communities, Armed Forces Champion and former soldier added: “I urge everyone to show special generosity towards the Royal British Legion’s appeal and wear a poppy as a mark of respect and remembrance for the bravery and sacrifice shown by our armed forces both past and present. 

“The gratitude we owe to the brave people who protect our country and its way of life is as real today as it has ever been.”

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