Cheltenham raises more than £80,000 for Poppy Appeal
PEOPLE in Cheltenham have raised more than £80,000 to help families of present-day and ex soldiers.
The Cheltenham branch of the Royal British Legion raised the amount over two weeks last year.
David Martel, organiser for Cheltenham's Poppy Appeal, expressed his thanks for the generous support.
He said: "The people in Cheltenham have always offered us great support with their generosity and their support of the Remembrance events.
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"Thank you to all who donated and the dozens of volunteers who gave freely of their time to help with distribution, collection of tins and manning of collection points.
"A special thank you is due also to the Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps based at Imjim Barracks, Innsworth for their assistance in safeguarding the collection after the appeal.
"We could not give the support we offer to service families without your generous contributions.
"The Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependents."
Currently, nearly 9.5 million people are eligible for their support.
Fundraising for The Royal British Legion takes place all year round.
Interested volunteers can contact Nicole Mayall, Gloucestershire's community fundraiser on 07919 881131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org