Honiton community helps raise more than £15,000 for poppy appeal

PUBLISHED: 17:15 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:14 01 December 2017

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Paul Shaw, chairman of Honiton's Royal British Legion branch, said more donations are still to come.

The generosity of the public in Honiton and its surrounding villages has seen more than £15,000 raised towards this year’s poppy appeal.

Paul Shaw, chairman of Honiton’s Royal British Legion branch, said more donations are still to come.

He said: “The generosity of the people of Honiton has been overwhelming.

“Organisations which deserve a special mention are Tesco who in partnership with volunteers from the Legion collected over £3,500 -Flt Lt Justin Felice and the 1064 Squadron, Air Training Corps, and Lt Neil Webber of the Army Cadet Force, Honiton Detachment.

“Without these people and our band of willing volunteers, the appeal would not function.”

More than 100 businesses took part this year, with 209 collection boxes locally stationed.

Mr Shaw added: “The Poppy Appeal in Feniton raised a further £2,075. The appeal always needs more volunteers to help out from mid-October until mid-November each year.

Anyone interested in taking part in the appeal can ring Paul on 07737 496111.

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