and Highbridge Poppy Appeal raises a record total of £28,840
new record total of £28,840 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 dug deep to donate to the appeal
by buying thousands of poppies during October and November, beating
last year's total of £28,500, it was confirmed by Burnham
Poppy Appeal this week.
Ruth Crosby, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
been another fantastic collection in Burnham and Highbridge -
the towns really have done themselves proud."
total for this years appeal reached a brilliant £28,840.
It's a fantastic figure that shows the strong local support for
the Poppy Appeal."
have been overwhelmed by the generous response from the general
public, schools, businesses and groups and all of our collectors."
added: "Collections at local supermarkets were particularly
strong - Tesco alone raised £6,207 and there was also great
support at Asda, Lidl and B&M."
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 and businesses for their generosity in supporting us."
were many fantastic collectors again this year for whom we are
hugely grateful. Burnham and Highbridge Army Cadets did especially
well, raising £2,000 over three days."
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
support. We are thrilled that it went so well again this year."