Letter: Fantastic support for annual poppy appeal

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AS THE collector for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal in the Willoughby Road and Horncastle Road areas of Boston, I would just like to say a big thank you to all those people who donated in November 2010.

The total raised for these two roads was £380.33.

Wearing my additional hat as a Boston United supporter, chairman David Newton kindly gave permission for a poppy appeal collection at the Boston United v Corby Town football match on Tuesday, November 9. This raised an additional £448.47. So again thank you to all those 1,200-plus supporters who donated so generously.

Finally as will be mentioned elsewhere, this year’s collection for the Boston branch of the RBL has raised in excess of £21,000. Sue Ransome deserves a big pat on the back for reaching that huge total especially as it is her first term in office as poppy appeal organiser.

Des Portas

Royal British Legion