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.