Workington Royal British Legion has launched its Poppy Appeal this week. 

This comes in the lead-up to Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 12. 

Anne-Lesley Jackson, a committee member at the Workington branch, said: "On Thursday, October 26, it was the national poppy appeal launch so we start collecting donations now from the sale of poppies and memorabilia, up until November 11. 

"We just want to let people in Workington know that the appeal has started and we had a special occasion under the hub where we invited Sir Tony Cunningham to come down and he was the first person to be presented with a poppy in Workington this year. 

"We've done this to let people know why we are remembering those we have lost through war. 

"We had the two standard bearers and the poppy appeal organiser and the chairman of the Royal British Legion Workington branch, Beth Dixon the mayor was also in attendance."

The branch has explained they have volunteers collecting in supermarkets across the area. 

People are also welcome to get special wreaths made or insignias of certain types of the armed forces. 

The RBL is looking for any volunteers who would like to help to get in touch.