AS Poppy Appeal co-ordinator for the Papplewick and Linby branch of the Royal British Legion, I would like to thank the residents of Papplewick, Linby, Newstead and Ravenshead for their generosity.
This year the small rural branch has, by knocking on doors, collected more than £9,000, which is an amazing amount and a record sum for the branch.
As usual this collection could not take place without the dedicated band of collectors who, from the youngest new recruits to the eldest, once again braved the elements and the cold, dark nights.
I thank them for giving their time and effort and hopefully they gain the satisfaction that their hard work is much appreciated by the beneficieries.
If anyone wishes to join us next year in carrying out the collection, particularly in the Papplewick, Linby or Newstead areas, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Poppy Appeal co-ordinator.