Poppy Appeal 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Every year in November, the nation unites in commemoration for those we have lost to war. Every year students, staff and the parents of Chesterfield High School remember those people who have given up so much for us and the world we live in.

Usually, the streets and town centres of Liverpool and Sefton are packed with poppy-adorned members of the public giving thanks to current and former Armed Forces personnel. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no crowds this year and the annual Remembrance march past will not happen as usual. With some people unable to leave their homes as they normally would to find a poppy, and with many of the charity’s collectors unable to carry out face to face collections, we’ve unveiled our new way for Chesterfield High School to show its support during the week beginning November 2nd to November 11th 2020

We will start the week with the annual Remembrance Day assembly and then during the week we will be selling Poppy stickers for students to wear on their blazer. We are asking for a small donation of 50 pence to a £1 from each student so we can help raise money for such a worthwhile cause. We will also be asking for students to display a Royal British Legion poster in their windows at home making sure that even though we will remember very differently this year our community will know we have not forgotten, we do honour those people who gave up so much for us in the past and the present.

Poppy stickers and other fundraising activities will take place and we ask you to encourage your child to take part and donate what they can to this important appeal.  But also very importantly display a poster in your window showing your support to the Poppy Appeal. The money raised will enable the Legion to continue its vital work delivering life-long support to service and ex-service personnel and their families through hardships, injuries and bereavements.

The Legion uses donations in many ways including providing crisis grants, sport and art based recovery programmes, specialist dementia care, and advising and supporting with benefits and money issues.

Thank you for all your support on this charity campaign

Yours sincerely

Mr Kevin Sexton

Headteacher