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Penistone's Poppy Appeal Raises Thousands

Tuesday December 17 2013

THE Poppy Appeal in Penistone raised in excess of £12,200 - beating last year's collection by more than £800.

Donations made by the people of Penistone and surrounding areas raised a total of £12,268.

Last year's appeal made £11,430.50.

Organiser Maggie Carter said: "I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year's collection - what a tremendous effort."

Volunteers sold poppies in Tesco and also stood on High Street in all weathers to help achieve the total.

NHS staff knitted and sold poppies, the women's section of the Royal British Legion prepared and distributed tins and boxes, and other volunteers carried out door-to-door collections.

Mayor of Penistone Jonathan Cutts launched the appeal at the end of October.

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Reply Posted by Dale on Thursday December 19 2013 at 18:13
I'm not against the poppy appeal , but what I am against is the introduction of price lists I've seen this year , I always put in what spare change I have at the time , I always thought this is what the poppy appeal was all about spare change , I buy more poppies , but if the price lists continues , looks like a recycle , if everyone is in the same frame of mind there will be no more record breaking years