Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting ENFIELD NEWS to 80360, or email us
MP Nick de Bois urges volunteers to sell poppies for Remembrance Day
An Enfield MP is urging volunteers to sell poppies for this year’s Remembrance Day.
Enfield North MP Nick de Bois practised what he preached on Saturday by spending an hour and a half selling poppies in Enfield Town.
He was joined by Helen Otter, the mother of injured serviceman Jack Otter, who lost both his legs and his right arm after a bomb explosion Helmand Province in 2009.
Last year, Enfield raised £30,000 for the Royal British Legion but the MP hopes the borough will be able to beat the impressive sum.
He said: “The British public are very generous in supporting the British Legion who do fantastic work, but if you are interested in collecting do please get in contact.”
He said many people bought poppies on Saturday and they are still totting up how much money was raised.
Remembrance Day, on Sunday, November 11, remembers members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
To volunteer, call the Enfield Poppy Line on 07989 142 474.