Poppy Appeal set to beat last year’s total

Staff at Sainsbury's hand over a cheque for �5,134.31 to Stuart Hume, chairman of the Sudbury branch of the Royal British Legion. The money was raised in store during this year's Poppy Appeal. ANL-151215-104647001
Staff at Sainsbury's hand over a cheque for �5,134.31 to Stuart Hume, chairman of the Sudbury branch of the Royal British Legion. The money was raised in store during this year's Poppy Appeal. ANL-151215-104647001

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Sudbury handed over a cheque of £5,134 to the Sudbury branch of the Royal British Legion on Wednesday, December 9, collected during the Poppy Appeal.

This year’s figure was £434 more than last year.

Stuart Hume, who organised the Poppy Appeal in the Sudbury area, said: “On behalf of the British legion we would like to thank Sainsbury’s for allowing us to collect in the store for the poppy appeal.”

“At present we have collected £36,200 in the local area with money still to be banked, last year we collected £40,680 so we anticipate beating last year’s figure.”