Over £19k is raised for Poppy Appeal

SELL. President of Ballymoney RBL John Pinkerton, pictured with Poppy Sellers, who received Certificates to mark their years of service ranging from 5yrs-35yrs.INBM219-15 002SC.
SELL. President of Ballymoney RBL John Pinkerton, pictured with Poppy Sellers, who received Certificates to mark their years of service ranging from 5yrs-35yrs.INBM219-15 002SC.

The Poppy sellers supper and award night was held in the Royal British Legion hall in Ballymoney recently.

This is an annual event held to thank the poppy collectors for the work they do each November.

DRUM ROLL. Mervyn Forsythe, hands over a side-drum to President of the RBL John Pinkerton and VC Hugh Eliott, which was originally presented to Mervyn for 20yrs service in the UDR and RIR.INBM19-15 004SC.

DRUM ROLL. Mervyn Forsythe, hands over a side-drum to President of the RBL John Pinkerton and VC Hugh Eliott, which was originally presented to Mervyn for 20yrs service in the UDR and RIR.INBM19-15 004SC.

The event was attended by at least 30 collectors plus eight army cadets from the Ballymoney attachment who are affiliated to the Ballymoney RBL branch.

A presentation was made to the Ballymoney branch by Mervyn Forsythe of a snare drum which he was presented with after his service ended.

Also Jenny Morrow presented a cheque for £215 for the Poppy Appeal. The President of Ballymoney RBL John Pinkerton gave a talk on how the money is used.

The total amount of money collected in Ballymoney last year was £19,085.58.

ON LINE. Jenny Morrow presents a cheque for �205 to President of Ballymoney RBL John Pinkerton. The money was raised by Jenny at Line Dance held in the RBL.INBM19-15 003SC.

ON LINE. Jenny Morrow presents a cheque for �205 to President of Ballymoney RBL John Pinkerton. The money was raised by Jenny at Line Dance held in the RBL.INBM19-15 003SC.

Mr Pinkerton thanked everyone on behalf of Poppy Organiser for Ballymoney, Sue Pinkerton, for the work done in the past year.

Poppy awards were then presented to the following:

Ann Park 35 years, Ann Johnson 25 years, Sarah Hamilton 25 years, Martha Barkley 20 years, Uel Hargy 20 years, Joan Adams 15 years, Roland Adams 15 years, Joan Walker 15 years and Kathleen Murphy 10 years.

If anyone wants to be a poppy collector for the incoming year, contact the RBL and leave a contact details and the Poppy Committee will get in touch.