Thanks to all who backed appeal

May I thank all those who have helped The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in whatever way – whether it was collecting, donating or any of the many aspects of this large task.

Without the support of everyone, it would not be possible to raise the huge sums of money that we achieve, therefore enabling us to assist ex-service and serving personnel and their families who are in need of help.

The Poppy Appeal year does not finish until the end of September, 2016. To date in Hastings and St Leonards we have raised £52,222.37.

Eve Martin

Honorary Poppy Appeal organiser

Hastings and St Leonards

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