The Poppy Appeal in Mayfield and Hadlow Down
The amount banked for the Sussex Poppy Appeal for 2016/17 to the 30th September is £1,363,821.
In the time leading up to Remembrance Day in November 2017 the sum collected by the Mayfield, Five Ashes and Hadlow Down Branch contributed over £3,650 to the Poppy Appeal, a figure which is over 10% up on last year’s amount. This is an excellent result and thank you all for your most generous support. The Branch figure comprises house to house and static point collections plus specific donations, such as from the Mayfield Festival Choir.
Thank you to Gavin Ross, our Poppy Appeal Organiser, for his sterling work in organising the house-to-house rounds and the appeal boxes in the shops, schools, etc. and also Mark Thomson and the Mayfield Scouts for their excellent work at the street collection on Armistice day.
It was most gratifying to see the attendance at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday, and at the ecumenical service that followed immediately in St. Dunstan’s Church. The attendances on this day seem to have increased year-on-year since the commencement of the centenary period for World War I.
We would like to say well done to everybody who was involved, and a big Thank You to all the people of Mayfield, Five Ashes and Hadlow Down who have been so generous yet again.
Anyone interested in helping in the next Poppy Appeal should contact our Poppy Appeal Coordinator, Gavin Ross.