Schools collect record amount for Wilmslow Poppy Appeal

This year, despite the strange times we are living in, local schools have pulled together to raise a record amount for the Wilmslow Poppy Appeal.

The ten schools collected an amazing £2,785.60, which is their highest total ever and represents an increase of almost £900 on last year.

Shan Bristow has carried out the role of Poppy Appeal Organiser for Wilmslow schools for the last 8 years, she told wilmslow.co.uk "It has been a real pleasure to make contact with schools again this year.

"It is evident that, despite the challenges of this term, children, staff and parents have been so willing to remember the Poppy Appeal and to support the valuable work of the Royal British Legion."

This year's collection was affected by Covid 19 in a number of ways. In many schools Year 6 children would normally go round classes selling poppies but this was not possible so in some schools the headteacher took responsibility for selling and in others separate boxes of poppies were provided for each year group bubble.

Naz Sadati, The Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser Cheshire East commented "I am so beyond thrilled that our schools in Wilmslow have shown such incredible support to the Poppy Appeal this year. Your outstanding community spirit has shone through and is great to see Wilmslow come together during such uncertain times and get behind such a cause."

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