Poppy Appeal: The Bishop's Stortford High School and Daniel Robinson & Sons boost Royal British Legion total
A group of community-minded students at The Bishop’s Stortford High School has boosted the town’s pandemic Poppy Appeal by £800.
The students are members of the London Road secondary's Interact wing, a Rotary programme for young people aged 12 to 18 to get involved in volunteering and social action.
Simon Etheridge, subject leader for citizenship and religious studies at TBSHS, co-ordinated an online appeal for the school community after the coronavirus crisis prevented sales of poppies this year in aid of the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal.
Mr Etheridge, who is also the lead teacher for Interact at the school, said: “The money raised is dedicated to those who have suffered and served and those who still suffer and serve.”
Daniel Robinson & Sons, the funeral director in South Street, has handed over £500 to the appeal, made up of donations from the public, sponsorship for Stortford Poppy Appeal organiser Denise Hudson and collector Heidi Barden, and a contribution from the company.
Heidi and Denise did a 10-mile Remembrance walk on October 31 which raised almost £2,000 for the Legion.
The town’s Legion branch has a new chair, Paul Vile, after Denise stood down, but she remains the Poppy Appeal co-ordinator.