I should like to offer my sincere thanks to all that assisted in various ways throughout the Polegate Poppy Appeal.
I include the Polegate based businesses that allowed our boxes on their premises, the Ladies Section that organised house to house collections and the street collectors who stood for many hours in varying temperatures to support the Royal British Legion (RBL) in the work they do for our serving military personnel, ex-service personnel and their families.
We do not yet have the final total but it is expected to be in excess of £8,000 with another ten months to run in this the 2012/13 appeal, a truly fantastic effort from all concerned. The RBL spends £1.7m each WEEK on welfare, which demonstrates the importance of our Poppy Appeal.
JOE O’RIORDAN, Polegate. appeal organiser