An army of 250 volunteers, with the accompaniment of military bands will be collecting in and around Birmingham for the city's third Poppy Day on Tuesday 3 November.

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Location: Birmingham

Volunteers, members of the Armed Forces and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham will be supporting this ambitious one day street collecting event, aiming to raise more than £50,000.

Collectors will be on commuter buses, at railway stations, catching those flying into Birmingham Airport and creating smiles at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. They'll make office 'raids' in partnership with local businesses and fill the business district with music, poppies and smiles.

Kicking off at 9.00am in Victoria Square, the Lord Mayor will raise the Legion flag to fly above the Council House to the accompaniment of the Band of the Kings Regiment. 

At 10.00am, a Poppy Hat competition involving local schools designing and creating hats to mark the Poppy Appeal will be judged by the Lord Mayor and BBC Midlands Today's Nick Owen and the winners announced. 

Four regimental bands will be performing throughout the city to provide upbeat tunes and help raise money for the Legion.

SUPPORTING THE POPPY APPEAL

The money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to The Royal British Legion’s work providing through life support to anyone who is currently serving in the British Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families.

The Poppy Appeal continues in Birmingham and you can still donate and get your Poppy in many local shops and stores.