Poppy Appeal raises nearly £20,000

The Pocklington branch of the Royal British Legion raised nearly �20,000 for this year's Poppy Appeal.
The Pocklington branch of the Royal British Legion raised nearly �20,000 for this year's Poppy Appeal.

Poppy sellers have helped the Pocklington branch of the Royal British Legion break its Poppy Appeal fundraising record.

Members and non-members helped the branch raise an impressive £19,913.82, to the delight of the branch’s new Poppy Appeal organiser Polly Warcup.

She said: “We are a relatively small branch with many elderly members so this achievement is all the more special.

“I have to say how grateful I am to all the non-members who go house to house or stand in the supermarkets helping to raise all this money.”

The branch is seeking new members who can help with its fundraising activities. It meets at Pocklington’s United Services Club, on Waterloo Square, every first Thursday in the month at 7pm.

Mrs Warcup added: “I understand that most people think that you have to have been a member of the Armed Forces to belong the Royal British Legion but this is not so, in fact, we are always looking for new members who can help us in our fundraising activities.”