RAF Honington helps launch Suffolk’s Poppy Appeal

Flight Sergeant Gary Gordon seen here with his wife Sergeant Nichola Gordon and their children Millie (5) and Joel (2)

Flight Sergeant Gary Gordon seen here with his wife Sergeant Nichola Gordon and their children Millie (5) and Joel (2)

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Service people and their families at RAF Honington are standing shoulder to shoulder with the Royal British Legion to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal in Suffolk.

Flight Sergeant Gary Gordon, seen here with his wife Sergeant Nichola Gordon and their children Millie, five, and Joel, two, is about to be deployed to Afghanistan with 15 Sq RAF Regiment but took time out to help launch the county’s appeal which hopes to raise £700,000 towards the national target of £42 million.

The legion’s Suffolk community fund raiser Sarah Jarvis said: “All money raised will go towards providing vital support for the armed forces and their families, so we’re urging everyone to get involved and raise as much as they can.”

The Legion estimates that almost 9.5 million people in the UK are eligible for its help. It not only helps veterans but all generations of service people and their families.

Its services range from adventure breaks for service children and holidays for families who have spent a long time apart to help with home repairs, places in residential homes and support for those with dementia.

For more details about the appeal and the help the Legion can give, visit the Royal British Legion website