Poppy appeal fundraisers to be recognised with presentation

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A scout group who, over two years, raised more than £6,000 for charity selling poppies, will be rewarded at a presentation in Haverhill library.

The presentation, which will take place at February 7 at 12pm, will honour poppy sellers who have done their bit to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal in Haverhill.

Amongst those being recognised for their help are the Kedington Rangers Scouts who have raised £6,500 for the poppy appeal in the last two years.

“I’ve been doing this since before 1996,” said Brian Thomas of the Royal British Legion. “I have never seen anybody raising anything like that.

“In the first year, they donated over £2,000. This year, they gave £4,000. The total comes to about £6,500.

“We wanted to do something to recognise what they, and others in Haverhill, have done.”

Haverhill Mayor, Roger André, will be attending the event and will present poppy sellers, including the Kedington Rangers Scouts, with certificates commemorating their contributions and hard work.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.