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Poppy Appeal 2000

2nd of December 2000

A total of £2486.79 was collected, which was £180 more than last year!
A big thank-you to everyone who went out knocking on doors and charming the residents of Chipperfield into digging deep into their pockets in that dreadful weather – why does Poppy Day have to fall at such a ghastly time of year? Two of you collected over £100 and nearly everyone did even better than last year. Thank you also to the businesses, shops and pubs, large and small, who displayed boxes and in many cases showed great enthusiasm for the cause. Results reflect that enthusiasm as much as the generosity of the punters. Once again, Peter Bone at the Royal Oak organised a secret fundraising operation and raised £230, and the Wyevale Centre £116.,Many thanks to Steve Pullin and his staff.
Finally, a big thank you to all of you who contributed so generously, including a lot of young people, notably Sally Crosss family. It was also encouraging to see a number of families at the War Memorial and in church on Remembrance Sunday.With the passing of the years it would be only too easy for the memory of the sacrifices made in both world wars to fade, but it mustnt. It is up to the dwindling numbers of those of us who remember the Second World War to try and remind everyone else, at least once a year, that were it not for all those who gave their lives, their health and their happiness, we would not be living in peace and freedom in Chipperfield today. Anne Wyburd
Honorary Organiser

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