Praise for "generous" Rotherham Poppy Appeal supporters

By Michael Upton | 09/11/2017

Praise for 'generous' Rotherham Poppy Appeal supporters
The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan along with volunteers and supporters who launched this years Rotherham Poppy Appeal at Town Hall on Monday. Pictured (from left to right) is, Sylvia Hull, Christine Bradley, Cllr Ian Jones, armed forces champion, appeal co-ordinator, Ron Moffett MBE, Sally Moffett, Cllr Rose McNeeley and Linda Bishop. 171860-2

THE leader of Rotherham’s Poppy Appeal has praised the generosity of supporters as sellers make a late bid for donations.

Ron Moffett, who is co-ordinationing this year’s efforts on behalf of the Royal British Legion, said he had been heartened by the level of contributions.

“People are being very generous,” he said. “I believe people now think a poppy is worth £1 when it was about 10p when I was young.

“Everyone seems to want to donate and even if they don’t buy a poppy they are making donations in other ways such as by direct debit.”

One poppy seller based at Catcliffe is understood to have made more than £150 this year for the appeal.

Rotherham East co-ordinator Pauline Ellis said she would go on selling poppies until Sunday, when she will be at Clifton Park for the annual Remembrance Day service.

Events are taking place across the borough on Sunday to allow people to pay their respects to the fallen.

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