Sidbury and Sidford Poppy Appeal volunteers raise £6,500
PUBLISHED: 15:30 02 December 2017
Poppy Appeal volunteers in Sidford and Sidbury have seen an increase in donations after raising £6,500 in their first two months of collecting.
The group has seen an increase of £100 compared to last year from house-to-house collections, and donation boxes in shops, schools and the sales of wreaths.
Colin Kingman, Poppy Appeal co-ordinator for the area, said the total received a huge boost from coffee mornings in Sidford and Newton Poppleford – which raised £1,320 between them. He added: “I would like to thank all the volunteers, shops and schools for having the boxes as well as the people who have donated.”
The Poppy Appeal year runs from October 1 until September 2018, with the branch hoping to raise at least £8,000. Mr Kingman says he will carry on in the role for another year after help came forward to support him.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.