Record-breaking amount raised for Topsham poppy appeal

GENEROUS Topsham residents have helped raise a record-breaking amount for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. John Pentreath, county manager for the British legion, said the town had raised �6985 for this year s appeal – nearly double what was gathered

GENEROUS Topsham residents have helped raise a record-breaking amount for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

John Pentreath, county manager for the British legion, said the town had raised �6985 for this year's appeal - nearly double what was gathered four years ago.

He said: "The amount has gone up every year. It is testament to the public's sympathy for our armed forces and I think it has a lot to do with what is going on in Afghanistan.

"Topsham residents, quite clearly, have been very supportive towards the work we do.


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"We would like to thank people who did the work and members of the public who gave money.

"It has, in fact, been a good year for fundraising in the whole of Devon.

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