Dunmow’s Poppy appeal breaks last year’s record with �12,000 donation

THE POPPY Appeal in Dunmow enjoyed a second consecutive record year with over �12,000 raised for soldiers injured in conflicts.

The town and district’s branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL), which organises the appeal every year, raised the staggering amount through house-to-house, street and static point collections.

The amount raised - well above last year’s total of �10,869 - will now goes towards helping soldiers and veterans, and their families, through financial, social and emotional support.

In a letter to the Broadcast, Poppy Appeal organiser Margaret Cole said: “Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the appeal.

“My thanks to Tesco and the Co-Operative who welcomed collectors into their store, to all the shops, schools, businesses, public houses and everybody who willingly had trays of poppies and collection boxes on display.

“Sincere thanks to the hard working band of collectors, who once again, gave their time and support to the appeal.

“Finally to everyone who helped to make the 2010 appeal so successful, giving us a result well above last year’s total.”