A NEW face has taken the reins of Rhyl's Poppy Appeal for 2019.

Gail Harding is the Rhyl Royal British Legion's (RBL) new Poppy Appeal Organiser, taking over from Richard Kendrick who had the role for three years and is now the voluntary County Poppy Appeal Coordinator covering North Wales from Bangor to Flint.

Along with deputy Annette Thomas, the RBL is looking for more new faces to join them for this year's appeal from Saturday, October 26 until Monday, November 12.

The appeal will be opened by hyl mayor cllr Ellie Chard on Saturday 26 at Morrisons on Marsh Road, where there will also be a performance by the Rhyl Youth Marching Band. The launch will be followed by an evening of live music with performer Rachael Rose at 1891 from 6pm.

Volunteers will be asked to donate their time to stand at RBL Poppy Appeal tables at supermarkets in the area including Morrisons, Aldi and Sainsbury's, as well as talking to people and receiving donations.

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age, with references available from organisers for anyone giving their time.

To volunteer, contact the Rhyl RBL on 07507778934. To book a table at 1891, call the Rhyl Pavilion box office on 01745 330000.