Royal British Legion
At their meeting on Monday, December 12 Vic King, poppy appeal organiser for this district, reported that collections this year are expected to reach £8,563.59p made up as follows:- £5135.59 collected locally and £3428 which was donated from sponsorship o
At their meeting on Monday, December 12 Vic King, poppy appeal organiser for this district, reported that collections this year are expected to reach £8,563.59p made up as follows:- £5135.59 collected locally and £3428 which was donated from sponsorship of Mr Teji, an employee of ANC Marston Gate who ran in the London Marathon. This opens up another dimension to efforts to raise money for this very worthy cause and one that it is hoped to be able to develop further. Vic stated that it was entirely down to the stirring efforts of his team of workers who this year were as follows:- house to house teams, Mrs C White, Mrs J Noon, Mrs M Dorrington, D Jordan, R Dilley, L O'Dell, B Albon, Mrs J Mack, G Rouse, Mrs M Dorson, Mrs V Fisher, B McGivena, Ms B Wright, Ms M Pepper, Mrs S Lewis, Mrs K Brown, Mrs P Pepper, Mrs A Tingey, Mrs A Hayhurst, J Males, Mrs S Brown, Mrs M Baker, A Bland, Mrs J Robbins, Mrs A Gordon, T Rance and Mrs S Scott. Static boxes were located at Chicksands, Samuel Whitbread School, Robert Bloomfield Middle School, Shefford Lower School, J R Fords, Beadlow Manor, Meppershall, Wren Park and The Birches nursing homes, S Hing's, Woodside Clinic, The Library, Nearly Nouveau, Barclays Bank, Whitbread PO, Lemon Plaice, Southill P.O. & Southill Estates, St Michael's & All Saints, St Francis of Assisi churches. The STMA, The Woolpack, Bridge, Brewery Tap, Black Swan, Steamer, Black Horse, Ireland, and White Horse Southill public houses. Henlow Car Centre and the Three Star Club, Stondon. Street collections were made by The Women's Institute, Shefford Scouts, Ms M Pepper, L O'Dell, B Lucas, J Guthrie, Mrs M Dorson & family, Mrs J King, D Jordan, Mrs B Maskell and D King. Special thanks were expressed to John Whitbread who devoted a whole window to an excellent display. Thanks were also expressed to all the above and anybody else who has helped in any way at all to support what is such a very worthy cause and to all those people who have donated money. The Shefford Branch normally meet on the second Monday of the month at 8pm in the Memorial Hall, Hitchin Road. They are urgently seeking new members in order that they may continue to do good work both nationally and for the local people, if you are interested then contact Mr Vic King on 01462 638675.