GREAT POPPY PARTY
12th June 2011
An extremely well supported
event that raised £1,285.18. After deduction of
essential expenses and including match-funding by
Barclays bank (£380.04) a total of £1,000.04 has been
sent to the Poppy Appealís 90th Anniversary.
THANK YOU TO THE 250+ WHO CAME AND SUPPORTED THIS
Many people turned up in war time/1940ís dress, the
theme of the occasion and the whole area was well
decorated with Union Flag bunting/streamers and posters
reflecting the work of the Royal British Legion. The
atmosphere was added to with the playing of war
time/1940ís music as people entered the courtyard
leading to the garden.
The most popular stall was the Coconut Shy but other
stalls were Tombola, Refreshments, Lady P.G., Man in the
Stocks, Paper Aeroplane competition, Plants, Royal
British Legion, Raffle, Memorabilia and the Warrior
Approximately 50 people took the walk to the Gun
Tower/Pill Box which was on the perimeter of the old RAF
Acklington Airfield. All the flags and bunting were
seen by the passing trains and one of the helpers (who
happened to be on one of the trains) told everyone about
what was happening putting the tiny village of
Acklington (Population approx 446) on the map.
At 4pm everybody joined in a National toast to the 90th
Anniversary of the Royal British legion.
All in all, an excellent afternoon of old fashioned
entertainment and the rain held off until 4.45pm.
Many thanks to Chris & Tessa Sayers for the use of their
Garden in the Old Vicarage.
Above is a picture of the poppy collage made
during the afternoon
by many of the children who