Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community. Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt to the threat of Covid-19 and is appealing on the public to support them like never before, because every poppy counts.
Providing lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families, the support of the Royal British Legion starts after one day of service and continues through life, long after service is over. From providing expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life – they provide support every step of the way.
To show support this year, Crown Highways proudly displays poppy wreaths on the gates of both its Burntwood and Manchester offices, and has also placed one in the local park in Burntwood which has been decorated with poppies as a designated place for people to go and pay their respects.
Crown Highways has also made a significant donation this year to support the amazing work of the Royal British Legion.
More donations are set to be raised by Crown Highways, with other fundraising activity still to come to add to the donation already made.
Within the team at Crown Highways, there are a number of ex-services personnel (all pictured below) within the team and therefore bringing the importance of this charity even closer to home. These former servicemen include:
Mark Stubbs – Buyer:
Mark was a member of the Royal Navy Senior Service, after joining at age 16. He served for 5 years while being based in Portsmouth but travelling all over the world while serving for the country.
Steve Hickey – Civils Contracts Manager:
Joining at 16 straight from school, Steve was a member of the Royal Corps of Signals, serving for 6 years whilst being based at Krefeld in Germany. Steve was a vital part of the 16th signal regiment. Steve also fought in the First Gulf War in 1990-1991.
Rob Peters – Training Manager:
Royal Air Force in Regiment 17.
Lee Robinson – Lighting Department:
Lee was a member of the Royal Marines after passing one of the longest and most arduous training programmes in the world in 2010. Lee has travelled all over the serving the country and was deployed on a 6-month tour to Afghanistan in 2011.
Lance Hancox – Contracts Manager:
Lance joined the Royal Anglian Regiment 2nd Battalion (Poachers) in 2004 and after serving for 5 years left in 2009.
Crown Highways will be participating in 2 minutes silence at 11am on 11/11 as a mark of respect to remember all of those who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. Crown remembers the collaboration of the Commonwealth and Allied nations who stood shoulder to shoulder then to secure our freedom and the communities coming together today to protect us all.
To make a donation please visit: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate and remember, ‘every poppy counts’.