Poppy Appeal Success

A huge well done to everyone who contributed towards the Poppy Appeal this year, with Shotley alone raising more than £2,200. 

Brian Ives, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organiser for the area, passed on his gratitude and said: "Last year the total for Suffolk was £747,529 and while our figure may seem small by comparison, put together with other small villages and towns it highlights the old adage 'a penny from many, beats a pound from a few."

It was an especially encouraging total given the drop in numbers of collectors, with other villages on the peninsula in particular struggling to find volunteers.

If you feel you would like to help out next year please get in touch with Brian on 787186.

By Derek Davis on December 8th, 2015