Thanks to everyone in Ely who helped raise a record amount in 2013 Poppy Appeal

PUBLISHED: 12:35 24 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:35 24 February 2014

The 2013 Poppy Appeal has, to date, raised more than £24,500, which is a record amount - and there is still money coming in.

The Ely Branch of The Royal British Legion would like to say a big thank you to all the people and organisations of Ely and surrounding areas who donated money and to those many volunteers who were out in all weathers collecting.

In total, the amount collected nationally for the Poppy Appeal was about £37million and all of this money is used to help those who are or were members of the armed services and their families who are in need.

None of the money collected is used for any other purpose such as administration etc, as this is funded from members’ annual fees.

The Legion always needs poppy collectors, so if you would like to volunteer for this year’s collection in November please contact our secretary Verity Baker on 01353 610446 or e-mail her at verityb@virginmedia.com

If you wish to know more about your local Legion or would like to join, visit www.branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ely/branch-information

STAN GEERING

Chairman

Ely Branch of The Royal British Legion

Via e-mail

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard