Gorseinon Mayor and Labour Councillor for Penyrheol Andrew Stevens has been selling poppies for the Royal British Legion at Asda, Gorseinon.
He was assisted by his colleagues Cllr Jan Curtice, Cllr Kelly Roberts and Gorseinon town Cllr and President of the Gorseinon and Loughor branch of the Royal British Legion Malcolm Curtice, plus Labour Party member Andrew Crowley and Jayne Davies, Asda’s Community Life Champion.
Phil Flowers, Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser for SW Wales, was delighted with their work. He said: “It’s an outstanding effort from the councillors and the community, and it’s so important to engage and support the armed forces in their hour of need, which is as prevalent now as ever.
“Even after conflicts have finished the impacts on members of the armed forces and their families last a lifetime so it’s vital we continue to raise funds to support them.
“I would also like to thank Mark Mathias DLQPM for taking over the poppy appeal after the tragic passing of Mr Charles Penny, who was the local ambassador for the Royal British Legion. Mark has put a lot of time in organising the appeal at short notice with lots of volunteers.”
Cllr Stevens added that he was delighted with the response from shoppers at Asda.
“It was great to see the number of people who stopped to chat with us and buy a poppy,” he said. “It’s important to support this worthwhile cause and we were all very pleased to be able to give our time to it.”
CAPTION: (L-R) Labour Party member Andrew Crowley, Cllr Kelly Roberts, Cllr Jan Curtice, Gorseinon town Councillor and President of the Gorseinon and Loughor branch of the Royal British Legion Malcolm Curtice, Gorseinon Mayor and Cllr for Penyrheol Andrew Stevens and Jayne Davies, Asda’s Community Life Champion.