Poppy collectors are rewarded - Mablethorpe Royal British Legion show appreciation

Pictured are the award recipients with RBL county vice chair, Bridget Wilcox. Inset: Mark Reddin with Bridget and Jack Quinn.
Pictured are the award recipients with RBL county vice chair, Bridget Wilcox. Inset: Mark Reddin with Bridget and Jack Quinn.

Mablethorpe Royal British Legion have rewarded a number of their star volunteers at an awards presentation held last week.

Mablethorpe Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal organiser Mark Reddin hosted the awards evening, which took place at The Beck, where Certificates of Appreciation were presented by Bridget Wilcox, the RBL county vice chairman.

The individuals were given certificates on the night to thank them for their help and support in collecting for the appeal.

All the money collected goes directly to the Poppy Appeal.

British Legion Chairman, Jim McKenna, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed for their generous support. We are very proud of our volunteers and the work they do.”

Certificates were presented to Dion Payne, Lee Summerlin and Jane Reddin to mark five years of collecting for the appeal and to Mark Reddin and Barbara Hall for 10 years.

The branch president, Jack Quinn, was awarded a lapel pin to mark 25 years of collecting.

Jack, who is a Normandy veteran, has actually been collecting for over 50 years.

Also receiving a certificate was Sue Windle.

The Mablethorpe and District branch meets at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except August) at the Conservative Club in Victoria Road, Mablethorpe.

Membership is open to everyone of all ages, both men and women. So if you have an interest in the legion and want to help and support those who have served and their families, why not go along and see what it is all about.