Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Legion wins award for Poppy Appeal total

THE Henley and Peppard branch of the Royal British Legion has won a trophy for raising more than £30,000 during last year’s Poppy Appeal.

The Goadby Cup, which is for the highest percentage increase in poppy sales over the previous year, was presented at the Legion’s Oxfordshire county conference in Kidlington.

Branch chairman John Green collected the trophy from county patron Air Chief Marshal Sir John Allison.

The branch raised about £10,000 more than in 2012 during November’s appeal. It last won the award in 2011 after raising £20,000. Mr Green said: “This award is a result of [appeal organiser] Shirley Lees’ efforts and the generosity of the people of Henley and the surrounding district.”

At the conference, branch member Brian Hughes was appointed county standard bearer for the 10th successive year.

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