Poppy heroes

Poppy Appeal awards with the Mayor.Front President John Anderson,Irene Webster, Mayor Helen Mallory,Poppy Appeal Organiser Beryl Anderson.Picture Richard Ponter 131720
Poppy Appeal awards with the Mayor.Front President John Anderson,Irene Webster, Mayor Helen Mallory,Poppy Appeal Organiser Beryl Anderson.Picture Richard Ponter 131720

Volunteers who have helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the British Legion have been rewarded for their dedication.

Organisers of the Scarborough Poppy Appeal held an award ceremony at the Town Hall, where volunteers were presented with medals.

Long stand volunteer Laila Bradley was presented service medals for 25, 30, 35 and 40 years.

Receiving medals for five years service were: Reg Widdowson, Christine Cox, Carol West, Sam Harris and Margaret Chisholm.

Ten year service medals were presented to: Jerry Mason, George Hudson and Jim Spencer, with Paul Southern receiving a poppy tie pin for 15 years service.

Beryl Anderson, who organises the Scarborough Poppy Appeal, said: “We have raised £57,000 to date this year, which wouldn’t be possible without the excellent support from Scarborough.

“We are only successful because of the number of people that come forward to volunteer, offering time from collecting in the street, to handing out and picking up collection boxes, and counting donations.

“It was lovely to be able to present Laila with her awards. She is a wonderful person to have devoted so much time to the charity.”

Pictured are recipients of the awards with, front from left, British Legion president John Anderson, Irene Webster, Mayor Helen Mallory and Poppy Appeal organiser Beryl Anderson.