Charity collector Harry rattles tin for final time in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 09:19 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:39 14 July 2016

Harry Phillips.

Harry Phillips.


An Ottery man, who has spent the last 25 plus years collecting money for the Salvation Army in Honiton, has rattled his tin for the final time.

A retirement and farewell celebration was held for Harry Phillips on Sunday (July 10) at the charity’s hall in Ottery.

The 83-year-old, who has spent between two and three hours, every Tuesday, selling the army’s publications for the last two and a half decades, was presented with a certificate at the event before everyone enjoyed tea and cake.

Harry is one of the charity’s oldest and best collectors, but had to retire due to ill health.

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