Poppy Appeal raises more than £2,000

The Poppy Appeal in the village has raised more than £2,000 for the British Legion, it was announced tonight.

Karen Clifft, poppy appeal organiser, said the total raised in the village, which included St Michael’s School, Naturally Gifted, Maunds, Diva, SCS Pet Supplies, Spar and the Co-op, came in at a record £2,155.70.

She also singled out James Webster and Pelsall Villa Colts, who raised £650 on their own.

The news comes just days after hundreds of villagers turned out in Pelsall  to pay their respects and observe two minutes’ silence.

Prayers were led by Rev Molly Chitokwindo, of the Methodist Church, and Rev Alison Morris from St Michael’s CE Church. They were joined by uniformed groups from across the village, including Beavers, Cubs, Brownies and Scouts, local police officers, service personnel and veterans.

Last year, the Poppy Appeal raised £943 – which set a record for the village.

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2 Responses to Poppy Appeal raises more than £2,000

  1. Councillor Garry Perry - Pelsall says:

    This really is fantastic, given the current financial climate – all credit to those who helped sell poppies, and to Karen Clifft, Carl and Alison Vaughan, Sue Hill, David Wood, Carol Gower and others who stood for several weeks and helped achieve such a wonderful record breaking target.

    Pelsall British legion has clearly arrived, thus ensuring that the important work of this Charity will continue for future years.

    • Karen Clifft says:

      And of course a big thank you must go to Cllrs Garry Perry, Marco Longhi and Oliver Bennett for their continued support, and to the people of Pelsall who have supported us the past 6 years enabling us to raise 4,217.18 for the Royal British Legion…..God Bless you all xx

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