Huge milestone for our Poppy campaign

Ava, Marley, Evie and George with the poppy donated to Martongate School.
Ava, Marley, Evie and George with the poppy donated to Martongate School.

The amount raised through the Free Press’ Turn The Town Red campaign keeps going up and up.

A count-up earlier today showed that the appeal, which has seen hundreds of large poppies bought and put on display around town, has raised £7,000 for the Royal British Legion.

Bridlington branch secretary Geroge Collins said: “I’m so proud of this town.

“A massive thank you to everybody who has bought a large poppy for their home, business or any other form of display.

“I have counted all the tins from locations where they were being sold and I am just waiting on a total from one remaining individual but our current total now stands at a huge £6,950.63.

“All being well, after tonight, we shall have passed the £7,000 mark.”

See more pictures in this week’s Free Press.