Poppy Appeal Success
has been donated to the Royal British Legion by the people who live in, work
in and visit the Hethersett and Little Melton areas.
Poppy Appeal was last co-ordinated in these areas in 2006 when more money was
raised. However, in terms of the
number of collecting boxes used by house to house collectors or at static
collection points; there has been an increase this year in the average amount
collected in each box.
Jerry Wright, of Poppyfields in Hethersett, co-ordinated the Poppy Appeal this
year and will continue to do so in future years.
He responded to an appeal in the Norwich Evening News Local Life
Supplement after the previous co-ordinator, Mrs Margaret Morrad,
understandably decided to ‘hand on the baton’ after more than 20 years
voluntary service to The Legion in the role.
year there was a small number of people who completed house to house
collections. Mr Wright aims to
significantly increase the number for 2009 so that even more money is raised
for The Legion. In the summer of
next year he will be putting up posters to raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal
amongst the general public and to recruit more volunteers.
Wright said “Firstly, thank you very much to the house to house collectors
and also to the businesses, organisations and schools who agreed that poppies
and collecting boxes could be left with them.
Secondly, I hope that many people have been moved by the coverage given
to the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
More importantly, I hope many people will be prepared to volunteer a
little of their time next year to complete a house to house collection in the
area where they live”.
you would like to volunteer your services as a house to house collector;
please call Mr Jerry Wright on 01603 810212 and he will take your contact
details and re-contact you before the Poppy Appeal 2009.
He will be pleased
to explain what the role is.