Poppy Appeal praise for Parish

Thu 13 Dec 2018

The Vale Parish has been thanked for raising more than £200 towards the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - believed to be a record for a fixed collecting point.

A large part of the donations were made as people obtained copies of the parish's special memorial booklet, pictured, which gave details of all those remembered on the War Memorial as part of the centenary Armistice commemorations.

Andrew Henton, RBL Poppy Appeal Organiser for Guernsey, said, '...you raised the fantastic sum of £219.30!  That is one of the best totals we had for a static site, so very many thanks indeed.  Your footfall has been extremely generous.'

Senior Constable Richard Leale thanked everyone who contributed to the appeal and issued a reminder that copies of the booklet are still available, and they are now free to take away from the douzaine rooms during office hours.

The parish also had a good attendance at its special service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War, which was held at the Vale Parish War Memorial, followed by an exhibition based on the booklet.

This provided additional information about some of those parishioners who fell in the conflict and many of those attending said they found it particularly moving.




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