Legions start poppy collections

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ROYAL British Legion Branches across the area have launched their annual Poppy Appeals.

The Hemsworth branch kickstarted the fundraising drive at the Hemsworth War Memorial, Bullenshaw Road, on Friday.

It was attended by members of the legion, including new Poppy Appeal organiser Sue Kemp, town councillors and members of the public.

The South Elmsall branch launched its appeal at South Elmsall Library on Saturday.

It was attended by town councillors and the local mayors, members of the legion and residents.

Local legions have also organised a number of parades and services on Remembrance Sunday - November 13.

The South Elmsall branch will leave the United Services Club, Chapel Lane, at 10.40am and head towards the South Elmsall War Memorial, Barnsley Road, for a service at 11am.

A service will then be held at the Barnsley Road Methodist Church, next to the memorial. A two-minute silence will also be held at the South Elmsall War Memorial at 11am on Friday, November 11.

The Hemsworth legion will leave the Hemsworth Town Council Community Centre, Bullenshaw Road, at 9.30am and head to St Helen’s Church for a 10am service.

Refreshments will then be served at the community centre.

A parade will leave the South Kirkby Royal British Legion Club, Mill Lane, at 10am and head to the All Saints Church, Barnsley Road, for a service at around 11am.

And in South Hiendley the Remembrance Sunday service will now be held at St Peter’s Church, Felkirk at 10am before visiting the South Hiendley War Memorial at 11am. Transport will be available.