Great to see our Mayor Barry Curran buying Sunderland’s first poppy at the official launch of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in the Echo, October 26.
Every penny raised will help members, veterans of the British Armed Forces and their families.
I would like to pay tribute to the many who are no longer with us, who gave their all to gain the freedom we have today.
Also to the many unsung heroes working around the clock each day protecting Britain and our way of life.
Please buy and wear the poppy.