STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
EX-PATS in Majorca will be able to commemorate Remembrance Sunday next week with a special service at Palma's Anglican church.
Island Chaplain, the Rev Robert Ellis, will lead the annual Service of Remembrance, which takes place at 11am on Sunday November 9 at the church in Calle Nunez de Balboa.

Meanwhile, the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal on the island has commenced to coincide with the campaign's worldwide launch in Basra, Iraq.
Commemorative poppies and collecting tins have been distributed locally by the British Consulate and residents will be able to make a donation and purchase a poppy at 76 different locations.

Volunteers from the local branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) organise the collections and poppies can be purchased at bars, cafes and other locations. Besides the Poppy Appeal, members of the RBL in Majorca are active all year round raising money for the charity from a variety of events, including a highly-successful fashion show, staged at Palmanova's Aqua Beach hotel earlier this year.

The Royal British Legion aids projects involving former UK service personnel worldwide. It helps with a huge range of issues, including counselling, job retraining, welfare grants, pilgrimages to war graves, health care, convalescent and nursing care.