Keighley supermarket is thanked for poppy appeal

Keighley News: Alan Cooper (left), of the Keighley branch of the Royal British Legion, presents the certificate to Asda staff (from left) Trudy Lund, Andrew Carroll and Paula Watson Alan Cooper (left), of the Keighley branch of the Royal British Legion, presents the certificate to Asda staff (from left) Trudy Lund, Andrew Carroll and Paula Watson

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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