Grantham Journal letter: Poppy Appeal

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Having spent four mornings last week helping to man the poppy stall in the Isaac Newton Centre, I was so pleased at the generosity of the public for such a worthy cause.

Everyone who visited us were very supportive, and thankful that our troops and their families are being taken care of.

The British Legion do a wonderful job and Grace and John Knightall are excellent ambassadors for the Legion in Grantham, working so hard to make sure the Poppy Appeal runs smoothly.

Last but not least, I had the honour and privilege to spend the week in the company of Captain Leslie Gorton (Retd), aged 92 years. He came to the stall every day and stayed until closing time.

He loved meeting all of the public who visited us. He also had people taking his photograph and was amazed to have been placed on Facebook, he told everyone that he had gone viral.

Thank you for your help and God bless you Sir.

Thank you to everyone who donated to a very worthy cause.

Coun Jean Taylor

Bramblewood Close, Grantham