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Huddersfield Poppy Dash will raise money for Poppy Appeal

Runners to wear their poppies with pride during 5k run in Greenhead Park

The Huddersfield Poppy dash takes place in Greenhead Park this Sunday.

The Huddersfield Poppy Dash takes place on Remembrance Sunday in Greenhead Park.

Described as a relaxed 5k Family Fun Run and open to all ages, it will raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Unlike lots of other runs, there is no registration fee for the Poppy Dash. Instead participants are asked to pledge to raise £20 in sponsorship with every penny going directly to the Poppy Appeal.

The Huddersfield Poppy dash takes place in Greenhead Park this Sunday.

Runners are invited to gather at the War Memorial in Greenhead Park on Sunday, November 12, from 10.45am, and to wear their poppy with pride to observe the two-minute silence at 11am.

Then, 12-year-old Holly Baker, who has been specially tutored by her music teacher Alex Kenyon over the summer, will play the Last Post, before ceremonial cannon fire gets the race underway.

Debra Westlake, the legion’s community fundraiser for West Yorkshire, said: “We are really pleased to have this new Poppy Dash on the calendar in West Yorkshire.”

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