SHOPPERS at a Keighley supermarket raised £4,589 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, it has been announced.

Sainsbury’s said this week that customers at the Cavendish Street store had donated the cash last October and November.

Nationally, more than £3 million was raised through the company’s branches.

Volunteers from the Poppy Appeal collected in-store and customers could also donate their old £1 coins, which had gone out of circulation earlier in the year.

And veterans were treated to a meal in the Keighley supermarket’s cafe.

Trish Rawson-Chad, charity ambassador at the store, said: “Our local community always gets behind the Poppy Appeal and each year our customers and colleagues continue to dig deep to support the charity.

“We’re thrilled to have raised such a huge amount for the Royal British Legion.”

Thanks are expressed by Ben France, the charity’s head of corporate partnerships.

“Money raised through the partnership with Sainsbury’s continues to help the Legion provide care and assistance to our armed forces community,” he said.