AN urgent appeal for poppy sellers in Dudley has gone out after an activist revealed she is the only volunteer she knows of selling poppies in the town centre this year.

Rose Cook-Monk, founder of the Duncan Edwards Foundation and member of the Royal British Legion, is calling on anyone who can spare a couple of hours in the run up to Remembrance Sunday to contact her.

She said "It's so sad that this year the Royal British Legions poppy takings may be significantly hit.

"This is inevitably down to Covid with Remembrance Services being cancelled and vulnerable volunteers safeguarding their own health. However the wonderful work of the Legion continues and if anyone can spare a couple of hours on any day from Monday October 26 up to Remembrance Sunday based in the Churchill Shopping Precinct please contact myself or Councillor Steve Waltho as we are both members of the Dudley Remembers Group."

Anyone who is interested is asked to email Rose at or to call Cllr Waltho on 07703 308463.