Appeal stalwarts are thanked for service

Recognition...Dave Pryor poppy appeal organiser, David French 10 years service, Les Moore 20 years service, Andrew Granger president, Roger Brown 40 years service, Betty Ramsey 15 years service, Myra Grewcock 5 years service, Rev John Morley 5 years service and Cathy Morley 5 years service during the presentation at the Conservative Club. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Recognition...Dave Pryor poppy appeal organiser, David French 10 years service, Les Moore 20 years service, Andrew Granger president, Roger Brown 40 years service, Betty Ramsey 15 years service, Myra Grewcock 5 years service, Rev John Morley 5 years service and Cathy Morley 5 years service during the presentation at the Conservative Club. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Poppy Appeal stalwarts were presented with a raft of long service awards at the Royal British Legion’s annual volunteer awards night earlier this month.

Volunteers were presented with awards – ranging from five years’ service to 40 years’ – by the Andrew Granger, president of the Harborough branch of the Royal British Legion.

Five year certificates were presented to The Rev John Morley, Kathie Morley, John Palmer and Myra Grewcock.

Ten-year appreciation awards were given to David French of Great Bowden and Mrs J Bradley of Church Langton.

A 15-year award was given to branch secretary Betty Ramsey. Les Moore was honoured with a 20-year award and a prestigious 40 year Bar Award was presented to Roger Brown.

The Poppy Appeal will be launched on Saturday, October 24, at the Remembrance Garden Gates at 11am, with Northampton Pipe Band in attendance.

A spokesman for the Harborough Poppy Appeal said: “The team is always looking for volunteers and needs help to fill various posts. If you wish to become involved contact us at paoteam@btinternet.com or phone 01858 433492.”