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Keighley supermarket is thanked for poppy appeal
8:00am Thursday 19th December 2013 in News
A Keighley supermarket which hosted some of this year’s poppy appeal collectors has been officially thanked for its support.
Royal British Legion collectors were given £5,835 by customers at Asda earlier this year – more than the sums raised at any other local supermarket. The total raised by this year’s Keighley Royal British Legion poppy appeal was £34,334.
Legion committee member Alan Cooper presented a certificate of appreciation to members of staff at Keighley’s Asda on Tuesday morning.
The certificate will be displayed on the supermarket’s community noticeboard after Christmas.
Mr Cooper said: “The public at Asda have been brilliant, and the staff have been absolutely wonderful.”
He added he and 87-year-old Keighley veteran Peter Faulkner spent a fortnight collecting donations from the store’s customers for the 2013 appeal.
Store manager Paula Watson said: “It’s stunning our customers have raised this much money. This is a very worthy charity to support, and we want to thank all of our customers who donated.”
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