2018 Wilmslow Poppy Appeal raises nearly £35,000

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The Wilmslow Poppy Appeal of 2018, which marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, has been hailed a huge success.

Thanks to the help of the volunteers who man the stands in Waitrose, Sainsburys and Lidl for the two weeks of the Poppy Appeal plus the contribution of the schools in Wilmslow, the Air and Army Cadets and the collection from the Remembrance Sunday Service held at St. Bartholomew Church the total raised so far is £34,439, up £3000 from 2017.

Khumi Burton, County Poppy Appeal Organiser for Cheshire East and Poppy Appeal Organiser for Wilmslow, said "My heartfelt thanks to the customers of the three supermarkets, the residents of Wilmslow and the public who visit Wilmslow.

"I heard from volunteers that many people came up to them and relate about their parents and grandparents and great grandparents who were involved in the 1st World War. The volunteers and I are so glad to hear their stories and how their ancestors sacrificed their lives for the generation after them and for the present generation - us.

"All I would like to say to everyone is thank you from the bottom of my heart."

She added "I am always looking for volunteers here in Wilmslow or Cheshire East. If you can spare two hours of your time towards the end of October and beginning of November please do call me on 07821288975 or email me.  

"With your help we can cover more premises and venues and man the supermarkets especially as Lidl is moving to a larger premises .... I do hope to hear from you!"

Photo: Some of the volunteers who went to Khumi's home for an informal thank you get together on Sunday 6th January.

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Marcia McGrail
Thursday 17th January 2019 at 5:45 pm
Well done, all who contributed to such a magnificent total! It would be great to think that it could be doubled this year?