Rais­ing money for the Poppy Ap­peal

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An 86-year-old ex­para­trooper (mem­bers of the mil­i­tary who use para­chutes) has raised around £120,000 for this year’s Poppy Ap­peal. Pop­pies are sold each year to com­mem­o­rate those who lost their lives in war. Jef­frey Long trekked 86 miles from Lon­don to Read­ing, hop­ing to raise £1,000. When a woman put his story on so­cial me­dia it was shared by a celebrity co­me­dian, which re­sulted in a big boost in dona­tions. The money raised will sup­port mem­bers and fam­i­lies of the Bri­tish armed forces.

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