Poppies raise £27K for legion

Members of the Royal British Legion Horbury, Ossett and Sitlington branch visit Horbury Bridge Academy. (w630a346)

Members of the Royal British Legion Horbury, Ossett and Sitlington branch visit Horbury Bridge Academy. (w630a346)

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Members of the Horbury, Ossett and Sitlington branch of the Royal British Legion have raised £27,000 for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

They have thanked everyone who bought a poppy and donated to the annual fundraising campaign.

John Lockwood, president of the branch, said: “Through donations from the kind people of Horbury, Ossett and Sitlington, our branch of the Royal British Legion has so far raised around £27,000 this year, to support serving members of the Armed Forces, war veterans and their families.”

The branch held numerous collections around the area and also visited schools to speak to pupils.

On Friday, November 8, they visited Horbury Bridge Academy.

Mr Lockwood, said: “We were delighted to be invited to Horbury Bridge Academy to present to the children.

“It is vital that as many young people as possible know and understand all about remembrance and the Poppy Appeal.

“We have visited 11 schools across Horbury, Ossett and Sitlington to talk about the importance of remembering and supporting the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families.

To donate visit www.britishlegion.org.uk