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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

Samina Siddiqi from the Royal British Legion talking to children at Christchurch Primary School about the importance of the Poppy Appeal. Samina with pupils Ayaan Tariq and Shifa Musa.

Samina Siddiqi from the Royal British Legion talking to children at Christchurch Primary School about the importance of the Poppy Appeal. Samina with pupils Ayaan Tariq and Shifa Musa.

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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 talking  to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.Samina Siddiqi talking to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.

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.

Samina Siddiqi talking  to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.Samina Siddiqi talking to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.

She also went to Christchurch Primary School, in Wellesley Road to deliver the same talk.

Samina Siddiqi from the Royal British Legion talking to children at Christchurch Primary School about the importance of the Poppy Appeal.Samina Siddiqi from the Royal British Legion talking to children at Christchurch Primary School about the importance of the Poppy Appeal.

She said that the children were lovely, polite and listened attentively - and always had a lot of questions to ask at the end.

Samina Siddiqi talking  to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.Samina Siddiqi talking to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.

Samina is also holding a coffee morning at her house to raise money for the appeal.

Samina Siddiqi talking  to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.Samina Siddiqi talking to school children at Downshall Primary School about the importance of the poppy appeal and Remembrance Sunday.

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.


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