Mick Bates AM supports The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

2009 Hydref 26 12:58 PM

Montgomeryshire AM Mick Bates has met with The Royal British Legion'sPoppy Man in the National Assembly for Wales to support the 2009 PoppyAppeal.

The Royal British Legion hosted the session to provide Assembly Memberswith the opportunity to meet with Poppy Man, as well as veterans whohave recently served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Poppy Man is the embodiment of the Legion's work, and stands forHelp, Remembrance and Comradeship, a symbol of vital importance giventhe increasing need to help the men and women who are serving today, aswell as the ex-Service community and their dependants.

Claire Williams, the Legion's County Manager for South Wales said: "I am delighted that Mick Bates made the time to meet with the Poppy Manas well as veterans today. It is vital that we continue to remember theserving and ex-Serving community, especially at a time when our troopsare fighting in Afghanistan."

Welsh Liberal Democrat AM Mick Bates took the opportunity to purchase aPoppy to mark the Remembrance period which will end with the traditionaltwo minute silence in the Senedd building on Wednesday 11th November.

Commenting Mick Bates said:

"I was delighted to support the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeallaunch in Wales. The Legion does very important work helping bereavedfamilies and wounded personnel as part of the whole Armed Forces familyand the Poppy Appeal plays a big part in raising funds for this veryworthy work.

"I hope that we will see more volunteers give their time to help thework of the Legion and that people will be as generous as they can bewhen supporting the Poppy Appeal."

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