Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association poppy appeal

Local group launches Poppy Appeal campaign

Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association in Barking have launched this year’s Poppy Appeal campaign at Barking Town Hall.

The partnership with the Royal British Legion saw the group raise over £600,000 last year at Westminster and Liverpool Street stations.

The launch event was attended by Cllr Dominic Twomey, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Growth & Core Services, who was joined by former Mayor Peter Chand, said: “I am extremely honoured to be supporting this worthy cause, which is a testament to the role played by faith communities across Barking and Dagenham.

“As we pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed during Remembrance this year, we hope we can all show our support to all the amazing Poppy Appeal collectors to help the Royal British Legion continue their vital support for serving and ex-serving men and women and their families.”