THE annual Lymm Poppy Appeal raised a staggering £21,595 as the village was given a splash of colour thanks to new displays of Lamp Post Poppies.
During this Centenary year of the Royal British Legion and The Poppy Appeal, the Lymm the Poppy Appeal team set out to raise as much as possible for those ex-service personnel and their families who need help and support.
Speaking on behalf of the Lymm Poppy Appeal Team co-ordinator Neville Davies said:” We’re delighted to be able to report that thanks to the amazing generosity of those in our community a total £21,595.20 has been raised for the Poppy Appeal.
“New this year were the Lamp Post Poppies which so many of our shops and businesses supported resulting in a wonderful window display of bright red poppies around the village.
“The A56 also had lamp post poppies along it and many thanks go to those who sponsored them, amongst whom were Adele Thatcher, The Coopers, Banners Estate Agents, Heatley Accounting Services, Jim Allen, Paul and Agnes Bidston, Catherine and John Bower, the residents of Lymmhay, The Perry and Fey Family, and Joyce, Joe and Ian Penlington.
“So many people have contributed to the success of the Appeal, it’s impossible to thank everybody, but special mention must go to our two Sainsbury’s who looked after our volunteer collectors so very well, to the management of Lymm Services, to High Legh Garden Centre, to our schools and to our churches, to the members of Lymm Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs, as well as to the Parish Council for helping us to put the Poppies up along the A56 and to Lymm Radio for all the coverage they gave us.
“Thanks, too, to Jen at Ruby and Harry for all the work she did liaising with local businesses. But, most of all our thanks go to our collectors and to the people of Lymm who contributed so generously. We are immensely grateful to you all for helping the Poppy Appeal Team raise such a wonderful amount for the work of the Royal British Legion.”
Neville added: “The work of the Royal Britsih Legion never stops. In an average year they can receive some 80,000 welfare calls asking for help, support or advice. Whether it’s financial, physical, mental health, housing, bereavement, employment, or training issues or those related to short-term crises, or whether it’s advice and guidance that is needed, the RBL is there to provide it.”
For more information about the work of the Royal British Legion go to www.britishlegion.org.uk