School rewarded for poppy appeal fund-raiser
YAXLEY Infants School pupils have been rewarded for a great fund-raising campaign for the village’s Poppy Appeal.
The 173 pupils raised more than any other school in the area, helping to get £90.59 to help push the full appeal to a staggering £16,002.29.
They were rewarded for their efforts by being presented with a trophy by Yaxley Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal co-ordinator John Kemmery and fellow legion members John Ascott, Tom Cochrane and Brian Golding during a school assembly.
Mr Kemmery said: “We were delighted to go into the school after their great fund-raising appeal.
“They only have 173 children at the school, to have raised over £90 is a great achievement. It’s good to see young people get behind the appeal - they are helping us keep it going stronger than ever.”
Acting headteacher Donna Edson said: “The children enjoy taking part every year. The Poppy Appeal is close to everyone’s hearts.”
The Yaxley and District Royal British Legion Social Club is in Broadway, Yaxley. To become a member call the club secretary on 01733 240873.
well done: RBL Yaxley’s John Kemmery, John Ascott, Tom Cochrane and Brian Golding at Yaxley Infants School presenting the trophy.