Poppy Appeal receives £23,000 - and a unique donation
£23,000 was raised in Burnham-On-Sea for the Royal British
Legion during the annual Poppy Appeal - and the group had further
good news this week when it received a unique donation.
legion, based in Burnham's Victoria Street, was presented with
a very special collection of poppy petals from the Armistice Ceremony
at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1937.
lady found them in her father's house and has generously given
them to us. It's a wonderful gift - a small faded paper bag with
writing on it and some poppy petals inside," said the legion's
writing confirms that the petals came from the ceremony at the
Royal Albert Hall on 11/11/1937."
thought this was so special that they should be mounted and framed
and then put in a place of honour at the Royal British Legion
here in Burnham."
comes after the annual Poppy Appeal total beat last year's, with
almost £23,000 being collected in Burnham by the Legion's
supporters in supermarkets.
Gaynor Brown, Sue Meads, Sue Pocepia, Peter Crimmins at the handover
of the poppy petals