Chatteris Poppy Appeal is launched

Chatteris Poppy Appeal launch

Chatteris Poppy Appeal launch - Credit: Archant

The Chatteris branch of the Royal British Legion is ready to launch its 2016 Poppy Appeal.

Chatteris Poppy Appeal launch

Chatteris Poppy Appeal launch - Credit: Archant

Following from last year’s most successful appeal, the Chatteris branch launched this year’s appeal with the permission of Tina Prior of the Old Bakery, Market Hill, Chatteris.

The event was attended by the the mayor of Chatteris, Councillor Bill Haggata, members of the branch and the Poppy Appeal organiser Lynda Behagg.

Also present was Roger Hutchcraft of TRBL’s Riders Branch.

Both Standards Bearers (Rob Lake TRBL, and Janice Baynes WSRBL) were also present helping to sell Poppy Appeal goods.

Chatteris Poppy Appeal launch

Chatteris Poppy Appeal launch - Credit: Archant


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The sum collected was in excess of £156 which organisers said well rewarded the two hours standing in the windy weather.

This sum represents a 100 per cent increase on last year’s launch.

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A spokesman said: “Our thanks go to all involved and especially to all those who purchased goods and donated to the appeal.

“This year we will have a stall at Aldi Chatteris from Saturday October 29 for the two weeks of the Remembrance period.

“Please come along and support this worthy cause.”

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