�700 delight for Sidbury and Sidford RBL

ROYAL British Legion Sidbury and Sidford Branch members raised �700 with a coffee morning to help mark the organisation’s 90th anniversary.

The event was staged at Sidbury Village Hall on Saturday and saw 90-year-old fundraiser Nancy Bowstead net �90 by selling 90 knitted articles.

She was joined by Ron Way and Paula Lyster in representing the six pensioners who took on a sponsored 90-minute walk along The Esplanade last month, raising more than �900.

Honorary branch secretary Valerie Hull thanked everyone for their hard work and tremendous enthusiasm.

She also praised the support from people covering a wide area.

“Without their valued contributions these results could not have been achieved,” she said.

• A branch outing to the Imperial War Museum will take place on Thursday, September 8. Pick-up points, from 8am, are in Sidbury, Sidford, Sidmouth, Newton Poppleford and Exeter. The cost of the trip is �38. Anyone interested can contact honorary branch secretary Valerie Hull on (01395) 512261.