Legion honours collectors

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Long serving Poppy Appeal collectors will be honoured by Spalding Royal British Legion at a buffet dance open to the public.

Joyce Doades, from Weston Hills, has been a collector for 41 years and will receive a bar to add to her RBL medal.

Yvonne Edgoose, from Spalding, will be recognised for her 30 years’ service and Trevor Carr, also from Spalding, for his 15 years.

Spalding Poppy Appeal coordinator Peter Lyon said: “None of the three belongs to the Legion – they have decided over the years they want to support the Poppy Appeal.”

The buffet dance, with live music from the Hayley Brothers, starts at 6.30pm for 7pm on Friday, June 28 and will be held at Spalding Services and Social Club in High Street.

Doreen Hewitt, Spalding branch membership secretary, said the event is open to all and tickets cost just £7.

She said the Legion needs to raise £45million to continue its work with ex-service people and their families.

The Legion is holding a race night with a fish and chip supper at the same venue on August 1 and tickets are £5.

For tickets please contact Mrs Hewitt on 01775 766113 or visit the Services Club.