Wivenhoe Poppy Appeal - 2007

The Wivenhoe Branch raised a magnificent £7,694 in 2007

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Back row (standing) L to R: members of 5th & 4th Wivenhoe Brownies including leaders: Lucinda Harris, Chris Harris, Alice Hirst, Carol Boyd, Emily Hirst and Debbie Hirst. Both packs were awarded RBL Branch Certificates of Appreciation. Front row (sitting) L to R: Elsie Wheeler: Charlie Humberstone: Bob & Betty Austin: Maureen & Doug Lamb. Not in photo Joyce Blackwood. Each were awarded 5 year certificates.
Wivenhoe Encyclopedia

The Wivenhoe Branch, together with the Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion, hosted a get together for all the Poppy Appeal helpers and other supporters who helped the branch to achieve a new record figure of £7,694.61 in 2007.

Among those welcomed to the Get Together were members of the 4th & 5th Wivenhoe Brownie Packs who had arranged a sponsored silence that contributed a magnificent sum of £608.51 to the grand total.

During the morning, presentations were made to seven long serving Appeal collectors and to the members of the Brownie Packs.

Last year’s appeal, nationally, raised over £30 million to assist the work of the Legion in providing welfare assistance to serving, and ex-service personnel and their dependants.

Funds from the Appeal enable financial support to be given covering a wide variety of needs, which included debt problems, repairs to private accommodation, Legion residential homes, and hospital visiting.

In Essex over the last year nearly £409,000 was distributed from this fund.

Robin Calvert

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