Berkhamsted and Tring donate more than £40,000 to Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal

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The organisers of the Royal British Legion’s 2013 to 2014 Poppy Appeal have thanked the people of Berkhamsted and Tring for their donations.

Berkhamsted Poppy Appeal organiser Keith Bayliss said: “I would like to personally thank all the people of Berkhamsted and surrounding villages for their magnificent effort this year in raising over £23,000.00.

“Special thanks must also go to my team of helpers without whom, none of this would have been possible.

“These selfless people counted, collected, made up boxes and walked the streets delivering and collecting boxes. All I had to do was supervise - the easy part.

“Once again twenty three thousand thank yous to all concerned.”

Mr Bayliss, who is also chairman of the Berkhamsted and Tring District branch of the Royal British Legion, said organising the collection was an ‘honour and privilege’.

Tring Poppy Appeal organiser Caroline Hind said: I am very pleased to report that a total of £18,076.95 was raised for the Poppy Appeal last November by Tring and surrounding villages.

“Thank you to all who contributed on behalf of those who will now benefit from your support.”

If you want to help the Tring Poppy Appeal this year - for instance, by making or distributing collection boxes - contact Natasha Robertson on 01279758220 or