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Trent Valley Poppy Collection MV displays - Newark

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In what is now becoming an annual event, the Trent Valley area of the MVT (TVMVT) are again working alongside and in support of the Newark branch of the Royal British Legion, to help them meet their target for the Poppy Appeal 2008.


Building on the success of last year, when we added over £1200.00 to the Newark branch's target busting total of over £30k, we would very much like to hear from people who wish to support the RBL and take part in the display of MV's that will take place in Newark market place.


Our plans are for displays on the three collecting Saturdays before Remembrance Sunday. These being;


Saturday 25th October

Saturday 1st November

Saturday 8th November


As per 2007, on the morning of each day, vehicles will muster on the outskirts of town, and convoy in to the Market Square, something that is both impressive for the public, and great fun for the participants! Remaining on static display until late in the afternoon, the vehicles will then convoy out of the Square, and through town to the muster point. Again a great spectacle.


This year, we hope to have some participation from our Honorary Chairman, Patrick Mercer MP, one time Lieutenant Colonel with 25 years in the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and former Shadow Minister for Homeland Security under David Cameron.


If you would like to take part, please respond to this posting or contact me via the TVMVT website http://www.tvmvt.co.uk outlining what vehicle you would like to bring, and, if not all, which of the three days you would be available.


Even if you don't have a vehicle to bring, you can still take part helping out with collecting, and marshalling vehicles - just let us know as above. Ditto you do not have to be a member of the TVMVT to participate, but you do need to be in the MVT to be covered by the MVT liability insurance. Any queries, again contact me via the website.


As an incentive, last year we had free coffees provided all day courtesy of Starbucks (whose shop we park in front of) and bacon rolls from the local delicatessen. I know our fearless Area Sec Simon Morris, with the whiff of freshly cooked bacon in his nostrils, will be working hard to agree the same again this year!


Additionally, we are trying to sort out some free or discounted transport for any larger/heavier vehicles prepared to attend, so don't hold back due to lack of transport as we might be able to assist.


Detailed mission orders will be circulated to registered participants closer to the time, so please register your interest as soon as possible, and put the dates in your diaries.


Attached are some pictures of last year's third Saturday finale when we mustered 11 vehicles four of which were armoured.


Neil Stevens








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