Aron launches Legion poppy appeal

The Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire launched the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield by telling guests that “every donation received for a poppy will make a real difference to the lives of Armed Forces families.”

The fundraising target in Derbyshire is £670,000, and the Lord Lieutenant ‘bought’ the first poppy from 29-year-old Aron Shelton, from Ripley, who lost his leg when his vehicle hit an I.E.D in Helmand Province in 2007 when serving with the 2nd battalion the Mercian Regiment.

£1.6 million is needed by the Legion each week to deliver practical help and advice to Armed Forces community.