Scouts help village Poppy Appeal
Posted on 8 November 2017
In readiness for this year’s Royal British Poppy Appeal our Scout Troop’s girls and boys once again helped our local Poppy Appeal co-coordinator Anne Sauntson box up, prepare and then deliver over 15,000 poppies to people and businesses in our local community.
The Scout Troop have been helping with this annual task for several years now and have developed an excellent process for boxing up the poppies and logging each to a collection tin to ensure collectors receive the boxes they have asked for and all the appropriate paperwork accompanies them. They have developed quite a production line which the Scouts enjoy taking part in.
As the Scouts meet on a Friday night, this gives them the opportunity to deliver some of the boxes and collection tins to the local pubs and the Village Club while they are open, which always causes quite a stir. Many of the Scouts and their parents also volunteered to deliver boxes and collection tins to various people and businesses over the next couple of days.
However, with many of the businesses and shops open on Saturdays, many of the Scouts returned to volunteer their time to deliver boxes and tins around the High Street and Roydon Road the following Saturday morning.
The Poppy Appeal coordinator, Anne, thanked the Scouts, Leaders and the parents who helped with deliveries too, saying that the Scouts, and their parents’ help was invaluable in the organisation of the local Poppy Appeal.
We very much hope that this year’s Poppy Appeal is a great success and look forward to taking our part in the Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade at St Andrew’s Church, Stanstead Abbotts on Sunday, 12th November at 10am.
UPDATE: 26/11/17 We are delighted to hear that this year’s local Poppy Appeal raised £9.3838.00 which was then topped up to an amazing £10,000 by the Red Lion Pub in Stanstead Abbotts. A huge achievement by everyone involved.