Grantham Journal letter: Poppy Appeal raised over £26k

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My thanks to the following for their help during this year’s Poppy Appeal, which has banked £26,083.20 to date.

R. Ingamells and friends at Asda £2,676.74, Royal Navy Association at Sainsburys (day) £1,616.95 and in the evening the CCF £976.94, the stall at W. H. Smith and Moto £1,475.60, the stall on St Peter’s Hill £1,008.04, the Issac Newton Centre £1,407.60, the street collection ACF £479.21, the ATC 47F £420.81, Downtown £708.44, Boundary Mill £561.94. Corby Glen and district £990.67, Colsterworth, Buckminster and surrounding villages £1,015.81, the two ladies who knitted poppies - Mrs M Moore donated £50 and a lady who wishes to remain anonymous £72, to Cath and committee of the Buckminster Horse Trials £250, to all who collected door-to-door, to all churches for their Remembrance Day collections - St Wulfram’s £664.29, St Peter’s Denton £35, Ropsley £363.40, St John’s £23.22, St Mary’s £37.25, Barkston £152.96, Corby GLen £195.20, Knipton £51.32, Croxton Kerrial £130.06 and to all schools, clubs, shops and banks who had collecting tins. Thanks must also go to Mr and Mrs Church, Mr B. Turner, Col J. Riggall MBE, Mr J. Knightall, Mr and Mrs J. Dawson, Mr and Mrs I. Howlett, Mr R. Ingamells, Mrs A. Lane and Mrs A. Knightall for delivering and collection poppy boxes and collecting tins and to those who counted the collection at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks. Also thanks for all your generous donations, making this another excellent year. Thanks also to Isaac Newton School for the trialling of the new school boxes and raising £248.57. We hope the infants will try them next year.

Grace Knightall

Poppy Appeal Organiser