Kent Poppy Appeal Community Awards, 4th July, 2017
Bean Primary School – nominated by Chris West. The award was collected by Lisa Packham and two pupils, pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant, centre. Lisa gave up her time to sell the school packs at lunch time and is always happy to help at the poppy appeal. Over £373 was raised from this primary school, noted as one of the best schools in the area. (c) The Royal British Legion.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Patron of Royal British Legion Kent, attended the Poppy Appeal Community Awards Ceremony held on 4th July at the Capel Morris Centre, RBL Village, Aylesford, to thank volunteer groups who support the Poppy Appeal in Kent.
Mascalls Detatchment D Company, Kent Army Cadet Force – nominated by Mrs Linda Slade. The award, presented by the Lord-Lieutenant, was collected by Brian Hallums and a cadet from the detachment. Always willing to aid any organisation that needs help, during poppy time the Detachment raise funds for the whole 2 weeks and on Remembrance Sunday lay on free refreshments for all after the parade. They have now taken on caring for local war graves and keeping the war memorial area clean in the centre of Paddock Wood. (c) The Royal British Legion.
There are 170 Poppy Appeal Districts in Kent raising a total of £1.7 million, compared to £1.2 million four years ago. Present at the event were 30 nominees selected by the Poppy Appeal Organiser of the area, because they have been an extraordinary supporter of the appeal.
T.S. Churchill – Ashford Sea and Royal Marine Cadets – nominated by Nikki Cain, the award was collected by Captain John Lewis and a cadet who are pictured either side of the Lord-Lieutenant. The sea and marine cadets have consistently assisted the appeal by both collecting and counting money raised. On their 75th anniversary it is appropriate they are thanked for all their help and enthusiastic support. (c) The Royal British Legion.