NORTHWICH people showed their support for soldiers serving in some of the most difficult situations of recent years by flocking to support this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The appeal in Northwich, Lostock and Wincham raised a record £13,000, more than £1,000 up on last year, and organisers at the Northwich branch of the Royal British Legion believe that a lot of that is due to the increasing dangers our soldiers are facing in hot spots such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Northwich Poppy Appeal organiser Tony Vickers said: ‘The people of Northwich always come true when the going is bad for the soldiers. And they certainly showed their support this year.’
A big thank-you goes to Tony’s six-year-old grand- daughter Molly who helped man the poppy stall in the town centre on two Saturdays together with Army cadets and members of 146 squadron Air Training Corps.
Tony added: ‘We are very grateful to everyone who helped and also to all those who supported the appeal this year.’
A sign of the times was also evident in the large numbers of people who attended this year’s parade and open-air service at the war memorial in Church Road.