A £5,000 donation has been made to the Royal British Legion at the launch of the Poppy Appeal in Boston.

Funeral Director from Boston Funeral Home Martin Puttick and People and Performance Manager Barbara Farren.
Funeral Director from Boston Funeral Home Martin Puttick and People and Performance Manager Barbara Farren.

The Lincolnshire Co-operative has donated £5,000 to the Royal British Legion at the official launch of the Poppy Appeal in Boston.

Staff at the society have been given poppy badges to wear at their discretion and the cheque was presented to the legion by people and performance manager Barbara Farren and funeral director from Boston Funeral Home Martin Puttick.

Head of people and performance Heather Lee said: “Many of our staff are passionate about this cause and it’s also 100 years since the tank was first used, so as a Lincolnshire-based Society we make this gesture in recognition of our local links.”

The event, on Thursday, October 27, was also attended by Royal British Legion county president Simon Erskine Crum, former Lincolnshire Lord Lieutenant Tony Worth and county Poppy Appeal co-ordinator John Johnson.