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Special guests mark start of Poppy Appeal at East Barnet Royal British Legion
Members of the Royal British Legion were joined by MP Theresa Villiers, members of the Ghurkas and the Emerald Society Pipe Band to launch the annual charity collection
Special guests marked the start of the 2012 Poppy Appeal in East Barnet with a march through the village yesterday.
Members of the Royal British Legion were joined by MP Theresa Villiers, members of the Ghurkas and the Emerald Society Pipe Band to launch the annual charity collection.
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Martin Russell, and representatives from the Metropolitan Police also attended.
Participants walked from the East Barnet RBL headquarters in Brookhill Road to the Barnet Brookside Methodist Church, in Church Hill Road.
Following a short service, Reverend Colin Smith and Reverend James Mustard, officiating the march, returned to East Barnet RBL where a cheque was presented to kick start the fundraising.
The £250 was donated by the Metropolitan Police Service Greek Staff Association, which sponsors the Saracens Rugby Club under-15's poppy playing shirt.
All money raised during the Poppy Appeal goes to helping ex and current servicemen in the armed forces and their families.