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2023 Marple Poppy Appeal raises £22,224 for RBL!

Final update from the Marple Poppy Appeal Team

Once again the Marple Poppy Appeal Team has achieved remarkable success by raising £22,223.96 for the Royal British Legion with the 2023 Poppy Appeal. That's an incredible achievement in the current financial climate and takes their running total since 2017 to over £142,223! So a huge congratulations to Kevin Murray and his dedicated support team.

Ride of Remembrance 2023

Ride of Remembrance 2023

The Ride of Remembrance has quickly become an established Marple event, with 100 motorbike riders each carrying one of the large street poppies with the name of one of the fallen men from the Marple area. This year's ride was on Sunday 22nd October and the route was from St Paul’s Church in Compstall, into Marple Bridge, up Station Road to Stockport Road, turning left up to Hibbert Lane, then right up Hibbert Lane to Hawk Green, Left past The Crown, left at Ridge Road, down Church Lane to Hibbert Lane roundabout, turning right to Stockport Road and then up to Marple Memorial Park, where the poppies carried by the riders were transferred onto the Wall of Remembrance.

Special short film shown at the Regent Cinema

This year a short film called The Marple Poppy Appeal Ride of Remembrance 2023 was made by Seven Creative Movies that was shown at the Regent Cinema prior to the main film for the run-up to Remembrance Sunday. Watch this below...

Thank you to Jake Taylor and Arthur M Procter for sharing your photos with The Marple Website.

Who Was I? Talk on Remembrance and the Poppy Appeal

This year Kevin and local WWI expert and Battlefield Guide Andy Cook gave a fascinating talk at All Saints' Church about the evolution of Remembrance, the Commonwealth Wargraves Commission and the foundations of the modern day Poppy Appeal.

Sponsors List 2023

ACM Financial Services, Aggie's Bar, Andrew Arms, Archways Podiatry, B Pattison & Son, Beer Traders, Coffee Bean Dream, Con & Social Club, Devonshire Arms, GHS Barbers, Hardie Builders, Hatters Arms, Hollins of Marple, Marple Pet Stop, Marple Physio, Marple Tavern, Marple Tavern Raffle, Michelle Reynolds Podiatrist, Navigation, Nikki Davies Estate Agent, NJF Roofing, Norfolk Arms, Northumberland Arms, Railway, RDR Joiners, Ring o' Bells, Royal Oak, Royal Scot, Safety at Height, Samuel Oldknow Bar, Service Telecom, Seven Creative, Shelby Landscapes, Social & Forces Club, Spring Gardens, Stationery Supplies, SVC Lighting, The Crown, Windsor Castle

We'd like to thank everybody who donated and all the volunteers who helped over Remembrance time.

We sincerely thank you for your support.

Poppy Appeal Organising Team
Marple, Marple Bridge, Compstall and Mellor

Marple Places