and Highbridge Poppy Appeal raises record total of £28,500
new record total of £28,500 has been raised in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's
annual Poppy Appeal.
residents in the Burnham area have dug deep to donate to the appeal
by buying thousands of poppies during recent weeks.
Poppy Appeal collectors have this week thanked all those who gave
and supported this year's fundraising.
Ruth Crosby, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
been the biggest collection on record in Burnham and Highbridge
- the towns have done themselves proud."
total for this years appeal reached a brilliant £28,500.
It's an absolutely fantastic figure that shows the strong support
for the Poppy Appeal locally."
have been overwhelmed by the generous response - from the general
public, schools, businesses and groups."
added: "Collections from customers at local supermarkets
were particularly strong - Tesco raised £5,968, Asda raised
£4,723, Lidl raised £4,251 and Morrisons raised £2,443."
big thank you goes to all our wonderful collectors, the people
who helped to collect the donations, and count the money, and
to the public for their generosity in supporting us."
were many fantastic collectors again this year for whom we are
hugely grateful, with Mike Mansfield deserving a special mention
for collecting £800 alone. The Army Cadets and Rotary Club
were also superb this year, putting in many hours of collecting."
lot of hard work goes into this each year by many people but it
is clearly very much worth it and we thank everyone for their