Ilford Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organiser speaks to schoolchildren about the importance of Remembrance
PUBLISHED: 13:30 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 08 November 2018
The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal organiser is visiting primary schools across the borough and teaching children about the importance of Remembrance.
Samina Siddiqi went to Downshall Primary School in Meads Lane, Seven Kings last week and spoke to school children about different ways to raise money for the Poppy Appeal and why 2018 is a particularly important year because it marks a century since the end of World War One.
She also went to Christchurch Primary School, in Wellesley Road to deliver the same talk.
She said that the children were lovely, polite and listened attentively - and always had a lot of questions to ask at the end.
Samina is also holding a coffee morning at her house to raise money for the appeal.
She belongs to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Assocation, whose motto is “Love for All Hatred for None and women from her community are holding coffee mornings to raise money for the Appeal.