Great family effort for Poppy Appeal

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A creative family from Barmby Moor is overjoyed at raising £210 for this year’s Poppy 
Appeal through the sale of crocheted poppies.

The Melemendjian family presented the money to the Royal British Legion at their regular social evening at the United Services Club earlier this month.

The idea to make the flowers came after Zak Melemendjian asked his grandma Sue Thurlow if she could use her crocheting expertise to produce a poppy for the remembrance period.

Little did Sue know how this would escalate into a 
major task for her as daughter Sharon and granddaughter Tallulah soon got into selling mode and were offering poppies at Barmby Moor School and at Sharon’s workplace at Monks Cross.

Les Usher, secretary at the Pocklington branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “This was something the family did off their own backs and it’s absolutely brilliant.”

The Pocklington Branch of the Royal British Legion is once again extremely grateful to the people of Pocklington and the surrounding villages for supporting the Poppy Appeal.

The amount so far collected is about £11,500, but money is still coming in and that total does not include the Round Up Your Bill at the Till campaign by Sainsbury’s supermarket.

The grand total may exceed last year’s collection.