Edenderry in annual Poppy Appeal festival

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The annual Festival of Remembrance in aid of the Poppy Appeal is being held on Thursday, November 5 at Craigavon Civic Centre.

It is being organised by Edenderry Community Development Association, working alongside Portadown, Donacloney and Lurgan & Brownlow Royal British Legion branches.

A varied programme of entertainment will include soloist Clover Watt, Richmount Primary School Choir, Seagoe Church Girls and Church Lads Brigade Choir, St Mark’s Silver Band and the Bugles, Pipes and Drums of The Royal Irish Regiment.

The event will conclude with a Drumhead Service conducted by the Royal British Legion chaplain the Rev Charles McCartney assisted by the Rev Canon Rajkumar Sathyaraj.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Royal British Legion branches, Partridge Chemist, Hoy’s Butchers, Eden Pharmacy and members of Edenderry Community Development Association. Compere for the evening will be Gary Wilson.

Edenderry Community Development have been involved in the event since 2005 when past secretary, the late Jim Edgar, approached the Portadown RBL branch with the idea of a local Festival of Remembrance. Over the years it has helped raise more than £20,000 for the Poppy Appeal.

Last year, Donacloney and Lurgan & Brownlow joined the event.