Generous residents from Honiton and its surrounding areas donated more than £14,000 for the Poppy Appeal this year. Broken down, the figures show that retail outlets raised £4,457, while charity collectors at Honiton Tesco raised in excess of £2,000. House-to-house collectors also raised £3,491 pounds, while street collectors took in £3,953. This year, for the first time, local army and air force cadets took part and raised more than £1,200 on the two Saturdays prior to Remembrance Day. They also played a major role in the parade and church service. The Honiton ladies crochet group made poppies and sold them to make more than £650, and Honiton Community College pupils raised £560 by doing a sponsored walk on Dartmoor. In total, almost £14,600 was given in donations. Chris Sinden, Honitons Poppy Appeal co-ordinator, said: It has been a tremendous effort all round. I would like to thank all those people who gave up their time to help with the appeal and to those who gave so generously. The Poppy Appeal runs from October 1 to September 30 the following year. Mr Sinden added: We are always looking for people to assist with the appeal in the month prior to Remembrance Day. This is a rewarding and satisfying job, in which you meet many of towns folk for a chat. Any person or organisation can make a donation anytime they wish. For more information about Honitons Poppy Appeal, and to get involved this year, call Mr Sinden on 01404 44474.