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Mayor launches 2012 Poppy Appeal

Saturday, 27 October 2012 15:56

His Worship the Mayor Councillor David Ashford JP launched the Royal British Legion 2012 Poppy Appeal at the Strand Centre, Douglas on Saturday October 27th.


GroupResizedDSC 8580His Worship with the Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Ashford and, left to right, Isle of Man poppy co-ordinator Audrey Brown, MBE, Pamela Collister and Royal British Legion Isle of Man county chairman Graham Hooton



DavidCloseDSC 8588In a short address His Worship praised the efforts of the fundraisers and the generosity of the people of the Isle of Man which had led to the Isle of Man county winning the Poppy Appeal trophy for more than 30 years.


At the 2012 Royal British Legion annual conference held in Scarborough the Isle of Man was awarded the Poppy Appeal trophy for the county with the highest per capita fundraising figure.