Poppy appeal up on last year

WESTON S Poppy Appeal for 2007 raised more than £3,000 on top of the previous year s total.

WESTON'S Poppy Appeal for 2007 raised more than £3,000 on top of the previous year's total.

The campaign in the seaside town collected a total of £18,828, which will go towards the care of ex-servicemen and their families. In 2006, £15,500 was raised.

Organiser of the Weston appeal, John Kerr, said: "The national campaign has to raise around £40million to meet the costs of the care provided by The Royal British Legion.

"The total raised before Christmas was astonishing and I would like to thank everyone who contributed.


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"I would also like to praise everyone who was involved with the launch of the appeal, which was a massive success.

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