Poppy Appeal raises record £19,000
ALMOST £20,000 was raised from last November s Poppy Appeal in Royston. But members of the Royston branch of the Royal British Legion did collect a record-breaking £19,010 during the appeal campaign. Branch chairman Joe McDonald said the collecting of a
ALMOST £20,000 was raised from last November's Poppy Appeal in Royston.
But members of the Royston branch of the Royal British Legion did collect a record-breaking £19,010 during the appeal campaign.
Branch chairman Joe McDonald said the collecting of a record-breaking amount showed that people were still aware of the Poppy Appeal and the work of the Royal British Legion.
He said support for last November's appeal showed backing for the British servicemen and women who are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You may also want to watch:
Mr McDonald said: "The response to the Poppy Appeal was a clear message to our men and women who are serving at the moment in harm's way."
He continued that without the help of people collecting door-to-door and through local businesses, clubs, schools, pubs and churches so much would not have been raised.
- 1 Ex-footballers set for charity match to raise money for hospital cardiology department
- 2 Motorhome and car involved in A505 crash
- 3 Hotel on Duxford IWM site given go-ahead after council re-vote
- 4 Ski trip interest 'peaks' at Melbourn Village College
- 5 Raise the roof! Church lead replaced two years on from theft
- 6 Have you visited the Orwell Clunch Pit? New sign tells of unique site's significance
- 7 Do you think 'Freedom Day' should go ahead on June 21?
- 8 How do North East Herts and South Cambs fare in the latest boundary review proposals?
- 9 Magpas chief executive 'surprised and honoured' by MBE
- 10 Royston arson: Police renew appeal after flats fire
"Without their support we would have never raised so much," he said.
Branch chairman Joe McDonald, left, and Royston branch Poppy Appeal organiser Shaun Sillett at the Royston War Memorial.