Chelsea Pensioners, Former Royal Artillery Officer John Helliwell and ex-Royal Engineer John Riley donned the iconic scarlet uniform as they made the 170 mile journey from their home at the Royal Hospital Chelsea to show their appreciation to Meadowhall for its continued support and to open the Pop-Up Poppy Shop.
Follow last years success which raised £13,000 last year Meadowhall announced the return of its Pop-up Poppy shop to help support The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.
The shop, located on Upper Park Lane will be open from open from Thursday 24th October – 9th November raising vital funds to help support the Armed Forces community, including serving men and women, veterans and their families.
Darren Pearce, Centre Director at Meadowhall, said: “We’re delighted to open our popular Poppy Pop-Up Shop again for a second year running.”
“The shop received such fantactic support last year and we’re proud to have been able to raise over £13,000 for this incredible cause.”
“This is testament to the wonderful local community we have here in Yorkshire and we hope to welcome you all through our doors again this year to help show support for the Royal British Legion.”
In addition to the pop-up shop Meadowhall will be illuminating its iconic glass roof and walkways with a vibrant red light.
The centre will also host a minutes silence on Remberance Sunday (November 10th).
Rory Clayton, Community Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion, said: “The support we saw from Meadowhall last year for the centenary of WW1 was incredible and we’re delighted to see the centre re-open its unique Poppy Pop-Up Shop to help us raise even more money for the Royal British Legion. Thank you to all of those who have donated to the Royal British Legion by purchasing a poppy in previous years and we know both John Riley and John Helliwell are thrilled to be returning to Meadowhall to meet all of you for a second year running.”