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Urgent appeal for poppy collectors

It began 91 years ago to help service personnel returning from World War One. The Poppy appeal, just a few weeks away now, remains one of the most popular and iconic mass fundraising campaigns in this country.

But many long-term stalwarts of the appeal have had to hang up their collecting tins due to their age.

The Royal British Legion needs a new generation of volunteers to help make sure that the donations continue to roll in, as Martin Dowse reports.