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Another Poppy Appeal Record-breaker!

I am delighted to report that the Branch continues to go from strength to strength. The 2014 Poppy Appeal in Hagley and Blakedown has been an outstanding success and reached record-breaking levels of fundraising yet again. This is despite the decision to withdraw from house-to-house collections because of administrative difficulties at Branch level. The overall total collected by the Branch was an impressive £10,351.08 (£9,713.41 in Hagley and £637.67 in Blakedown and Churchill).

I would like to thank all the Branch Membership for their support of the Charity, and particularly those Members and Poppy Collectors who were able to help directly with the Appeal. I would also like to pay tribute to the generosity of the Communities of Hagley, Blakedown and Churchill in making these results possible in the current economic climate. Worthy of particular note, was the contribution made by the businesses in Hagley and Blakedown, and our younger generation in the three local schools (in this First World War Centenary year), Hagley Primary School, Hagley Catholic High School and Haybridge High School. Between them, they collected £1188.52 during the Appeal. The Remembrance Parade, service at the Hagley War Memorial and the church service at St. John’s Church were also extremely well-attended, despite the logistical problems thrown up by the major roadworks at the A491 traffic island. My thanks go to all those who attended for their support, particularly the Scout and Girl Guide Associations, Hagley Parish Council and officers from West Mercia Police Force.

Peter Hollis
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