PICTURES: Chichester hosts this year’s poppy appeal launch

ks16001152-1 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''The procession in West Street.ks16001152-1 SUS-161030-102751008
ks16001152-1 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''The procession in West Street.ks16001152-1 SUS-161030-102751008

Parades, the city band and a ‘Field of Remembrance’ were all part of the launch of this year’s poppy appeal.

On Saturday, October 29, Chichester Branch Royal British Legion hosted the county launch, including a parade through the city centre.

ks16001152-10 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''Buying poppies.ks16001152-10 SUS-161030-102635008

ks16001152-10 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''Buying poppies.ks16001152-10 SUS-161030-102635008

Poppy launch organiser, Paul Gaffney, said: “Proceeds from the stall and a street collection raised £2,176.96 on the day, an amazing figure which reflects the generosity of the people in Chichester on Saturday.”

ks16001152-11 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''Chichester City Band..ks16001152-11 SUS-161030-102652008

ks16001152-11 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''Chichester City Band..ks16001152-11 SUS-161030-102652008

ks16001152-12 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''The standard bearers..ks16001152-12 SUS-161030-102734008

ks16001152-12 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''The standard bearers..ks16001152-12 SUS-161030-102734008

ks16001152-2 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''The procession in West Street.ks16001152-2 SUS-161030-102257008

ks16001152-2 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''The procession in West Street.ks16001152-2 SUS-161030-102257008

ks16001152-3 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''The procession in West Street.ks16001152-3 SUS-161030-102311008

ks16001152-3 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''The procession in West Street.ks16001152-3 SUS-161030-102311008

ks16001152-4 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''Lauren Selby with Poppy, two..ks16001152-4 SUS-161030-102502008

ks16001152-4 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''Lauren Selby with Poppy, two..ks16001152-4 SUS-161030-102502008

ks16001152-5 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''Ambassadog Kai.ks16001152-5 SUS-161030-102337008

ks16001152-5 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''Ambassadog Kai.ks16001152-5 SUS-161030-102337008

ks16001152-6 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''Ambassadog Kai.ks16001152-6 SUS-161030-102417008

ks16001152-6 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''Ambassadog Kai.ks16001152-6 SUS-161030-102417008

ks16001152-7 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''An onlooker supporting the appeal..ks16001152-7 SUS-161030-102431008

ks16001152-7 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''An onlooker supporting the appeal..ks16001152-7 SUS-161030-102431008

ks16001152-8 Chi Poppy Launch  phot kate''Standards are lowered for the period of silence..ks16001152-8 SUS-161030-102537008

ks16001152-8 Chi Poppy Launch phot kate''Standards are lowered for the period of silence..ks16001152-8 SUS-161030-102537008