Poppy Appeal volunteers are thanked for service

PUBLISHED: 19:17 07 October 2016

Poppy Appeal volunteers were praised for their work over the year, with nine volunteers receivng certificate or badges for their years of service.

Poppy Appeal volunteers were praised for their work over the year, with nine volunteers receivng certificate or badges for their years of service.

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Poppy Appeal helpers in Sidmouth, who have collectively clocked up a total of 230 years of volunteering between them, have been recognised for their service.

Last year, collectors in the town raised more than £16,750 for the cause through street collections and door-to-door sales.

Some nine helpers were thanked by Ron Reynolds, county vice chairman of the Royal British Legion (RBL), and Carol Arnold, South West community fundraiser for the Devon Poppy Appeal, at an event in the Balfour Arms.

Mrs Arnold told the volunteers: “It wouldn’t happen without you.”

Among those to be recognised were Phyllis Hammond and Eileen Hodges - recognised for 60 years’ service. RBL member Fred Goodier was rewarded for 30 years of volunteering and the Reverend Robin Laird and his wife Carol for 20 years.

Jack and Pat Brokenshire, with 10 years’ service, and Sylvia and Lawrie Brownlee, with five, received certifcates.

John Hayes was also recognised for a decade of volunteering.

To volunteer as a poppy collector, call 01395 515614 or 07720 301999.


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