The Pevensey Poppy Appeal had a record-breaking year and raised thousands for the Royal British Legion.
The people of Pevensey, Westham and Stone Cross responded generously to the local branch of the Royal British Legion who made their annual appeal for donations to the Poppy Appeal from the beginning of November.
Appeal organiser Pauline Turner and her team handed out collecting boxes to many local organisations, and, despite the bad weather, carried out a house-to-house collection in the three parishes.
Ms Turner also organised a poppy appeal dinner, quiz night and several raffles to help bring in the cash.
The fundraising event, together with collections from the churches, raised an impressive £1,335.
The annual coffee morning was attended by about 140 people who contributed £1,307 to the appeal while enjoying the stalls, raffles, tombola and refreshments.
Events organiser Sandra Tolhurst said, “I would like to thank all who had worked hard to make the event so successful.”
When all the collecting boxes had been gathered and counted, the total contributed by the Poppy Appeal was found to be a record £7,415,
All the money will go to the Royal British Legion to help the organisation in its work of supporting servicemen and their families.
Tom Drummond, chairman of Pevensey’s Royal British Legion branch, said he was ‘thrilled’ with the results of this year’s appeal.
Events across the town took place to remember those who lost their lives in the war.
There was a particular emphasis on the First World War this year to mark 100 years since it started.