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Guiseley volunteers thanked for Poppy Appeal success
10:44am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
The Guiseley branch of the Royal British Legion is celebrating another success-ful year of collections for the Poppy Appeal.
This year the branch collected a total of £27,104, 71. Morrisons supermarkets in Guiseley and Yeadon collected £16,668, shops and pubs collected £8,489, church collections raised £342 and other donations received totalled £1,036. Wreaths made £667.
Elsie Turner, Poppy Appeal organiser for Guiseley, Rawdon and Yeadon, said: “We have done very well.
“It is on a par with the same time last year.
“This particular year generally speaking has gone down throughout the country, and in the south in particular, more than in the north, but we have done very well.
“We would like to give our grateful thanks to volunteers who collected every day at Morrisons supermarkets.
“The age range covered 94 years. Our eldest collector was Ernest Carr, aged 98.
“His great-grandson Alfie, aged four, also helped.”
Regular volunteers in their 80s helped again last year.
And new younger members joined the team and donated their time.
The 2168 Yeadon Air Cadets and Yeadon Army cadet force also joined in the fundraising effort.
She added: “Without the loyal support of all volunteers we could not achieve such amounts to help our forces personnel.”
She also commented on how the Remembrance service and parade seemed to attract more people every year.