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Pupils at Ashdon Primary School make ceramic poppies and sell them to raise money for Saffron Walden Royal British Legion




The creativity of pupils at Ashdon Primary School has resulted in a cheque for £230 being presented to the Saffron Walden Branch of the Royal British Legion.

The money was raised from the sale of the 90 ceramic poppies made by the children to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The poppies were previously placed on Ashdon War Memorial to mark the centenary of the Armistice and then in Ashdon Village Hall for the village commemoration event.

Bob Curran and Andrew Pain, from the Saffron Walden branch of the Royal British Legion, accepot their cheque from Ashdon Primary School pupils (6662936)
Bob Curran and Andrew Pain, from the Saffron Walden branch of the Royal British Legion, accepot their cheque from Ashdon Primary School pupils (6662936)

The cheque was presented by the school's headteacher, Gary Brown, to Bob Curran, chairman of the SWRBL and Andrew Pain, vice chairman.

The donation takes the total amount raised for the Saffron Walden Poppy Appeal to over £32,000.

Both Mr. Curran and Mr. Pain thanked the school for their generous gift and thanked and congratulated both the children and the school for their 'outstanding achievement.'

A spokesperson for the school said: "The project had really focused the children's minds on the reason for making the poppies.

"It was particularly relevant as all men whose names are on the war memorial would have attended the school."



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