On Saturday John joined with representatives from the local branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) to help launch the annual Popply Appeal.
John said "The annual Poppy Appeal is the main fundraising event for the Royal British Legion each year. It is a pleasure to support this appeal which funds the valuable work of the RBL throughout the year."
The Royal British Legion provides a range of support services to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
For more information on the work of the RBL visit theri website at https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/