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Ramsey RBL raises £20,000 for poppy appeal

Ray Ferguson (right) presents Shaun Gilmartin (Branch President) with a copy of Remembering Ramseys Fallen

Ray Ferguson (right) presents Shaun Gilmartin (Branch President) with a copy of Remembering Ramseys Fallen

Ramsey’s branch of the Royal British Legion raised more than £20,000 for the Poppy Appeal in the two weeks leading up to this year’s Remembrance Day.

Branch chairman Ray Ferguson said that the branch was truly stunned by the generosity of the people of Ramsey and the north of the ‘sland.

‘For the past few years we have witnessed a steady growth in the amount raised year on year but this is an absolutely fantastic sum that will help make a huge difference to the lives of many in the armed forces serving and ex-service community,’ he said. ‘We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed and to all those who helped with the collections.’

The branch has also produced a booklet ‘Remembering Ramsey’s Fallen 1914-1918’ which records the history of the men commemorated on the Ramsey War Memorial who lost their lives during the First World War.

Profits from the sale of the booklet are being donated to the Poppy Appeal. Copies of the booklet are available from St Paul’s Bookshop or by contacting ramseyrbl@wm.im.

 

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