Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
The annual poppy ride took place in parliament this week. Luke alongside other MPs took part in this great cause!
Luke talks about the Poppy Ride and its importance in a post on Facebook:
It was great to take part in the #IPTPoppyRide yesterday to help raise money and awareness for the Royal British Legion‘s #PoppyAppeal.
It’s a 12-hour static bike ride between Members of Parliament, with each of us competing to pedal the furthest distance possible in five minutes. I didn’t win with my distance of 2.5KM, but I’m quite happy with it!
The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT), which hosted the event, is an independent, non-lobbying, non-partisan educational charity, embedded in Parliament, that provides a trusted platform of engagement between Parliament and UK business.
The 5th IPT Poppy Ride, in association with the Royal British Legion, raises funds and awareness for the Poppy Appeal in Parliament, in the centenary year of the end of WWI. All money raised on the day helps The Royal British Legion provide lifelong financial, social, and emotional support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
More on the RBL and their centenary here: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/our-centenary