Army Cadets honoured for their Poppy Appeal efforts

The presentation. Photo supplied.
The presentation. Photo supplied.

The Skegness Army Cadets have been honoured for their fundraising efforts in last year’s Poppy Appeal.

The Skegness branch of the Royal British Legion runs a friendly challenge every year between the Army Cadets and Air Training Corps to see which of the two raises the most for the Poppy Appeal on a given Saturday during the annual fundraiser.

At stake is the Barbara and Geoff Hill Memorial Shield, which was named in honour of two staunch Poppy Appeal and British Legion supporters from Skegness.

This year the group which raised the most on the given day, and who claimed the honour of being awarded the shield, were the Army Cadets.
They were presented with the shield in a ceremony in Skegness last week (pictured).

Meanwhile, the final total for money raised in Skegness for the latest Poppy Appeal has still to be fully counted. But Legion members say it is heading “towards £20,000”.