Poppy appeal boosted by £1,200

MORE than 100 people tucked into a meal which raised £1,250 for the Ipswich Poppy Appeal.Ipswich Mayor Richard Risebrow and members of the Ipswich branch of the Royal British Legion were among the diners at the Colchester Guards Club meal in Stowmarket.

MORE than 100 people tucked into a meal which raised £1,250 for the Ipswich Poppy Appeal.

Ipswich Mayor Richard Risebrow and members of the Ipswich branch of the Royal British Legion were among the diners at the Colchester Guards Club meal in Stowmarket.

The evening's entertainment at the town's Cedars Hotel included a speech given by Jonathan Collins, county field officer for the British Legion, plus auctions and raffles.

Among the cheques presented to the appeal included £940 raised by the Ipswich Sea Cadets Juniors and the British Legion Ipswich branch in a collection outside the Town verses Crystal Palace football match in Portman Road.

A further £150 was given for the Ipswich World War Two Memorial – which will go towards a much need extension to the cenotaph at Christchurch Park.

Peter Thompson, secretary of the Ipswich branch, and one of the organisers of the dinner, said: "Everyone enjoyed themselves and a lot of money was raised on the day."

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The evening also included a guard of honour presented by the Ipswich Sea Cadets.

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