Rydal Penrhos to host Royal British Legion Poppy awards
15th April 2016

A Colwyn Bay school will host a special awards ceremony organised by the Royal British Legion later this month.

Rydal Penrhos will welcome guests for the annual Poppy Appeal Community Awards, which takes place at the Ferguson Centre on Thursday, April 28 from 7pm.

These awards have been designed to allow the Legion to recognise the effort made by young people at the highest possible level.

Presentations on the evening will be made by the Lord Lieutenants of Clwyd and Gwynedd, while the sponsored awards will be given out by Mark Polin, chief constable for North Wales Police and Simon Smith, chief fire officer for North Wales Fire and Rescue.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the Poppy Appeal Community Awards, which are a fantastic way for selfless young people to be recognised.

“The event has been a tremendous success throughout the years and we hope that everyone enjoys their time here at Rydal Penrhos for what I am sure will be a very successful evening.”

As the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity, the Legion spends £1.6 million per week on vital welfare work, providing social, emotional and financial care and support to serving ex-Service people and their families.

In the last year they have provided more than 25,000 crisis grants at a cost of £18.2 million

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