Royston Poppy Appeal fundraisers drum up cash in WWI centenary year

PUBLISHED: 11:42 13 November 2018

Rocks painted as part of the  Royston Poppy Rocks project. Picture: Lorraine McLeod

Rocks painted as part of the Royston Poppy Rocks project. Picture: Lorraine McLeod


Royston Poppy Appeal fundraisers have been busy drumming up cash for the Royal British Legion.

Appeal organiser Lorraine McLeod said they have taken on a host of activities to raise funds.

Lorraine said: “It has been busy, we had a stall for Royston Pirate Day and the poppy ladies dressed up as pirates and raised £75.

“We did Royston Poppy Rocks which is an ongoing thing, there is now a ‘Royston Poppy Rocks’ Facebook page. Anyone can continue to paint poppies on rocks and hide them.We also had a poppy stall on the market on the three Saturdays leading up to Remembrance Sunday where we had lots of generous people and lots of different stories that were told about the world wars and local history.

“The parade was the busiest I’ve seen and our poppy volunteers handed out orders of service and held a collection for the Poppy Appeal. We are now busy collecting the pots and should have a grand total in a few weeks time.

“Thank you to everyone that donated and a massive thank you to all of our lovely hardworking volunteers.”

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