Poppy parade in town to launch annual appeal in Rugby

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Rugby hosts the Warwickshire launch of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal with a parade through Rugby today (Thursday).

It begins at 10.15am from the clock tower, proceeding to Caldecott Park, where the appeal launch will be marked by a Field of Remembrance.

Schoolchildren will be performing music and drama in the park.

The Rugby branch of the Royal British Legion will run a stall in the Clock Towers shopping centre from Monday for two weeks.

Members will sell poppies, wreaths and buttonholes.

Last year’s appeal raised £20,000 in Rugby.