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Record Poppy Appeal to mark cenetenary of WWI

Solihull Editorial 11th Dec, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

SOLIHULL’S annual Poppy Appeal has smashed all previous records, making the poignant centenary year of WWI a landmark fundraising year.

A massive £75,797 was raised in the appeal – £14,791 on the previous best and £20,483 more than last year.

Solihull Royal British Legion chairman Dave Mouzer has paid tribute to everyone involved with the campaign – and all those who have inspired the record-breaking generosity.

“A massive thank you to everyone involved in the campaign for helping us raise such an amazing amount of money on this very special Remembrance Day,” said Mr Mouzer.

“The centenary of the outbreak of WWI, along with all the media coverage it has received such as the poppies at the Tower of London, has served to bring the sacrifices of our soldiers right back in to people’s minds and has helped ensure such generous donations.

“Without the help of teh people of Solihull we would not be able to continue our vital welfare and benevolent work in aid of our personell and their families.

“Thank you everyone.”

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