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Poppy appeal boosted by Community members

27th November 2019

“I am proud my union contributed to such a worthwhile cause…”

Community recently awarded a regional charity fund donation to Community rep Chris Rice. Chris works at Johnson Matthey where he’s a Community branch secretary, as well as being a member of the union’s National Executive Council. Chris recently volunteered in his local Aldi store selling poppies to the public in support of the annual poppy appeal.

Chris collected a total of £149.73 plus the £50 from Community making £199.73 which went towards a total of £2059 collected by Community members and other employees at Johnson Matthey. The employer has also agreed a further £1000 donation which will be added to the worthwhile cause.

Chris said: “The donation made by Community is greatly appreciated and I am proud that my union contributed to such a worthwhile cause.”

Pictured is NEC member Chris Rice volunteering for the poppy appeal

Pictured is NEC member Chris Rice volunteering for the poppy appeal

Chris’s efforts on behalf of the Royal British Legion are also helping the union’s campaign to end veteran homelessness. Community is making links with veterans charities, such as the Royal British Legion, as part of its priority campaign.

The Royal British Legion was established 1921 and is the country’s largest armed forces charity, with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities giving support wherever and whenever it’s needed. The charity provides expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life. It’s not just members of the Armed Forces but their families too.

Community regularly offers donations to support great initiatives at work and in the community through its regional charity fund. This can include donations to local sports teams, fundraising campaigns and local charity events etc.

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