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Poppy Appeal raises thousands in Barnsley

By stephanie daley, Assistant Editor Friday 22nd August 2014
THE Poppy Appeal raised more than £142,500 in Barnsley this year, the local branch of the Royal British Legion has announced.

A spokesman said: "The Royal British Legion in Barnsley would like to thank members of the public of Barnsley and surrounding areas for their generosity once again for the 2013-2014 Poppy Appeal.

"They raised the magnificent sum of £142,510.60. This money will go into the Welfare Fund which is used to help serving and ex-service members of our armed forces and their families."