April 12 - Poppy Day volunteers needed
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Posted March 22, 2019
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The Waihi Memorial RSA is looking for volunteers to sell poppies in Waihi on Poppy Day, April 12. All funds raised will be used locally.
If you can spare a little time to support Poppy Day please call or text 027 446 0375.
Volunteers around New Zealand will be exchanging distinctive red poppies for a donation to the RSA on Poppy Day.
The Poppy Appeal supports current and ex-service personnel, including the NZ Police, and their families.
The poppy reminds us of sacrifices made – both past and present. Poppies were the first flowers that grew in the battlefields of Flanders in Belgium during World War One and are a symbol of remembrance and hope.
Poppy Day has been a part of the New Zealand calendar since 1922, making it one of the oldest nationwide appeals, and is usually held each year on the Friday before Anzac Day.