The members of Spalding Royal Naval Association were overwhelmed at their last event when I came with a box of beautifully knitted Remembrance Poppies for the branch.
My very dear neighbour, in the autumn of her life, had spent many hours knitting the beautiful poppies, to be sold to its members and the community of South Holland.
The proceeds from the selling of the poppies are being placed into the welfare fund for the well being of the “sick and those in need” shipmates of the branch and other ex Royal Naval personnel.
All shipmates from the branch expressed their appreciation to this kind and considerate lady for thinking of us, knowing that what she did will help people in unfortunate circumstances.
Keith Crawford MBE said: “It is wonderful to know that there are people who really care. Thank you so much for all your kind work in support of the Spalding branch of the Royal Navy. God Bless You.”
Vice Chair of South Holland District Council Coun Rodney Grocock and his wife, who both attended the event, said how touched they were by the kind gesture. He also paid £50 from his ward budget to support the Royal Naval Association Charity.
The poppies raised a total sum of £110 during the evening. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated.