Bury College Public Services students are leading the way in fundraising activities for the 2023 Poppy Appeal that is organised by the Royal British Legion.

The students have been busy selling poppies in the foyer of Marks and Spencer in The Rock and at Bury College. All the money raised by our students will help the Royal British Legion continue its vital work.

Ashton Whelan-Hill was one of these students selling poppies at The Rock, the former Parrenthorn High School pupil said: “I’ve really enjoyed the experience. It’s not only a nice way to raise money for a great cause but also a good way to meet members of the local community.”

Ritchie Conway Taylor was volunteering alongside Ashton, the former Holy Family pupil added: “I love volunteering knowing that our efforts are going to contribute to a really worthwhile cause.”

Simon Taylor, Bury College Level 3 Team Leader for Public Services, said: “After raising over £4400 last year, the students are aiming for even more this year.  It is a great experience for them to interact with the public and it regularly surprises the students how many members of the Bury community have direct links to the Armed Forces.  Members of the public have repeatedly commented about how pleasing it is to see this age group being involved in such a worthwhile cause, especially with the amount of negative media coverage their generation receives.” 

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