Poppy shop opens its doors in Corby town centre

The commemoration of James Ashworth VC Square, Corby. ENGNNL00120130107101845
The commemoration of James Ashworth VC Square, Corby. ENGNNL00120130107101845

A poppy shop has been set up in Corby to raise cash for the Royal British Legion.

The former Corby Council office in Grosvenor House, George Street, will be home to volunteers and veterans for the next week in the run up to Remembrance Day.

As well as the poppies, they will also be selling wreaths, wristbands, pens and pencils which will raise vital funds for the charity to carry out their welfare work by providing social, emotional and financial care and support to serving and ex-service people and their families.

Residents are welcome to come along to pick up any of the items or just pop in for a chat.

The shop will be open from 9am until 4pm from Monday to Saturday up to the 8th November.

This year’s Remembrance Day Parade will muster at 10.10am on Sunday, November 9, at St Marks Industrial Estate. The parade will move off for St John’s Church at 10.30am where there will be a wreath-laying service.

Corby Council will also be holding a two minutes’ silence on Tuesday, November 11 at 11am in James Ashworth VC Square outside the Corby Cube. The silence will be marked with the firing of maroon rockets.

Residents are invited to both the parade and the two minutes’ silence to show their respect to our country’s servicemen and women.

Mayor of Corby Cllr Anthony Dady said: “Corby has always shown great support to our veterans and the servicemen and women of today, which we are very proud of. We hope that as we mark the centenary of WWI this year, that this support will again be shown in Corby.

“These brave men and women have put their lives on the line to keep our country safe and deserve a moment of our time in order for us to show our respect and thanks.

“We ask that families join together, purchase their poppies and come out to help us mark both the Remembrance Day Parade and the two minute silence on the 9th and 11th.”