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Mablethorpe Royal British Legion pull out all the stops for Armed Forces day

WO-2 Alan Brooks with Staff Sergeant Pete Rogers with their supporters from Mablethorpe Royal British Legion just prior to teeing off on their

WO-2 Alan Brooks with Staff Sergeant Pete Rogers with their supporters from Mablethorpe Royal British Legion just prior to teeing off on their

Mablethorpe Royal British Legion pulled out all the stops over the weekend in celebration on Armed Forces Day and raised over £1,500.

On Saturday the British Legion marked Armed Forces Day in style with a number of different events happening all across Mablethorpe, Woodthorpe and even in the Yorkshire Peaks.

Armed Forces Day commemorates the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces .

Kicking off with the events were collection points in the Co-operative and Lidl in the town and involved members of the British Legion.

The organisation also received some welcomed support from 1228 Mablethorpe Air Cadets who took part in a bag pack during the day to support the Poppy Appeal.

It is estimated that around £1,200 was raised from the Co-op and Lidl collections alone for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Mablethorpe Conversative Club also held an open day with music in aid of the cause.

Following these activities, the charity crusade continued at Woodthorpe Hall where WO-2 Alan Brooks and Staff Sergeant Pete Rogers took part in a charity golf challenge.

Woodthorpe Hall also had cakes on sale throughout the day and later on held an auction and 1940s evening.

Poppy Appeal Organiser Mark Reddin was delighted with the day’s activities.

He said: “We had an absolutely brilliant day, which was very busy.

“There was a lot more going on this year compared to previous years and everyone really pulled out all of the stops. People were doing events all over the place, we haven’t got the final total yet but it is somewhere in the region of £1,500, if not more.

“Not including the money raised from Saturday, the Poppy Appeal has already raised over £27,000 for this year which is amazing.”

Debbie Prince also supported the Mablethorpe Royal British Legion by undertaking the task of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Debbie also took round one of British Legion’s Standards and was pictured holding it with pride at each peak she reached.

She completed the challenge in 13.5 hours.

 

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