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New stamps to raise funds for National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield

The new poppy-themed stamps

The new poppy-themed stamps

A series of new stamps have gone on sale to help raise funds for the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield.

Each of the new designs features poppies and a memorial from the site at Alrewas.

Money raised from the sale of the stamps will go towards a Veterans’ Pavilion.

Maj Gen Patrick Cordingley, chairman of the site’s appeal group, said:

“The Arboretum has become a place in which the nation comes to remember and pays tribute to our Armed Forces. However, we must better honour our heroes and all they stand for by ensuring that we provide the buildings and facilities for the ever-increasing number of visitors.

“We are delighted that the funds raised through this wonderful Royal Mail initiative will help us achieve this.”

The stamps go on sale tomorrow (October 28) and will cost £13.50 – £9.71 of which will be donated to the Arboretum Appeal.

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