Almost £20,000 collected in Melton area for Poppy Appeal

Wreath layers Pat Wilson, Frederick Thompson and Peter Roffey outside the Royal British Legion HQ in Melton during the Armistice Day service EMN-161128-104813001
Wreath layers Pat Wilson, Frederick Thompson and Peter Roffey outside the Royal British Legion HQ in Melton during the Armistice Day service EMN-161128-104813001
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Collectors in Melton and surrounding villages have so far taken almost £20,000 for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Money is still coming in to the town branch for what is the Royal British Legion’s biggest annual national fundraiser.

The total this week stood at £19,371.30 following the sale of poppies in the street and in businesses in the run-up to Remembrance Day on November 11.

Melton branch chairman Bob Wilson said: “We are pleased with the way it has gone because the total is slightly up on last year.

“The people in Melton and the villages have once again been very generous with the appeal.”

Mr Wilson praised his volunteer army of collectors for their help with the campaign.

He added: “We have a lot of volunteers in the villages but we could probably do with a few more in Melton for the next appeal.”