THE people of Thame have been thanked for the support they have shown for this year’s Poppy Appeal.
In a public letter to The Thame Gazette, John Hussey, appeal organiser, thanked the town and district for its efforts which raised £16,440 for the Royal British Legion
Mr Hussey said: “I am writing to personally thank all the people of Thame and district for the support they have shown to the Poppy Appeal this year.
“I am thrilled to announce that our final collection figure for this year is £16,440, £6,000 more than last year.
“This is a magnificent achievement and I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the team of volunteers who have made this possible.
“This team includes street-to-street collectors, those who braved the weather standing in the High Street and the local shops, schools and businesses for having collection boxes on their premises.
“There has also been a behind the scenes team of volunteers who distributed the boxes and collected them in. I would like to thank the three ladies who kindly counted all the money.”
Mr Hussey said the younger people of Thame had helped significantly.
“I would like to mention the support of the younger generation of the town, namely the Army Cadets, the Air Training Corps and the scouts. I feel that this was a real community effort.
“I would like to take this opportunity to highlight that new members are always warmly welcomed, perhaps there are some former national servicemen out there who would like to find out more about the things we do.”
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