Remembrance Sunday Poppy Appeal

As we fast approach Remembrance Sunday all the Instructors & students at Ippon Karate Academy would like to take a moment to remember all those who gave there lives so we can continue to enjoy our freedom.

With COVID-19 causing changes to all of our lives in many ways it has had a huge effect on the Royal British Legion and the fundraising the do for the Poppy Appeal, the poppy appeal was founded in 1921 by Moina Michael who was inspired to adopt the poppy in memory of those who had fallen in the war. She campaigned to get it adopted as an official symbol of Remembrance across the United States and worked with others who were trying to do the same in Canada, Australia, and the UK.
Also involved with those efforts was a French woman, Anna Guérin who was in the UK in 1921 where she planned to sell the poppies in London.
There she met Earl Haig, founder of the Royal British Legion, who was persuaded to adopt the poppy as an emblem for the Legion in the UK. The Legion, which had been formed in 1921, ordered nine million poppies and sold them on 11 November that year.

With the current regulations meaning the sale of poppies and the amazing poppy sellers we are so used to seeing at this time being very limited we would like to ask all our students and their families support the Royal British Legion in any way they can.

Dawn Edwards has been working hard painting some amazing remembrance tributes in windows across Bolton and producing some fabulous acetate window decorations with 100% of the money raise going towards the Poppy Appeal so far she has received order totalling over £650 Proving we can all do our part.

Please visit where you can download a poppy for your window or make a donation to an amazing cause.

Can i remind everyone there will be no training at Bury Castle Armoury on November 8th as military celebrations will be taking place.
Thanks for your respect and support of everyone. 🙏

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