December 23, 2010
Knoll garden centre boosts Poppy Appeal by over £13,000
at Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll have handed over a cheque
for more than £13,000 to The Royal British Legion.
The cash has been raised from the sales of the charitys
poppies at the garden centre during the past seven years.
Peter Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are delighted to have raised £13,363.08 for The
Royal British Legion."
"Wed like to thank all our customers who have bought
a poppy from the garden centre during the past seven years and
have helped us raise so much cash."
"The money raised will go towards providing financial, social
and emotional support to millions who have served, and are currently
serving, in the Armed Forces, and their dependants."
The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the
serving and ex-service community and more than 380,000 members
continue to ensure that this voice does not go unheard.
Although the needs of serving and ex-service people have changed
during the years, the Legion is still there to safeguard their
welfare, interests and memory.
Sally Wingate, Poppy Organiser in Brent Knoll for The Royal British
Legion, said: "We are thrilled to have received this donation
from Sanders Garden World. We would like to thank everyone who
has bought a poppy over the years for their support."
Pictured are Peter
Burks, General Manager of Sanders Garden World, with Sally Wingate,
Poppy Organiser in Brent Knoll for The Royal British Legion