Knitters thanked for poppy response

November 1, 2022

The Goole and Howden Branch of the Royal British Legion are thanking all those who knitted poppies for their appeal.

Back in February, Keith Sacre, the Chairman of Goole and Howden branch, appealed for knitted poppies to be made to go on the railings at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday. He said: “The response has been absolutely astounding. I have received packets of knitted poppies from Huddersfield, Birmingham, Lancaster and Stoke on Trent. “In addition, the ladies of Goole and surrounding villages have answered the call.”

The Dabblers knitting group have donated over 1,500 knitted poppies, and Mrs Joyce Gantry, a 96-year-old pensioner, knitted 500 poppies. These were in addition to all the other poppy donations, large and small, which were gratefully received. Keith added: “I am overwhelmed by the response and never thought I would receive so many. “On behalf of the Goole and Howden branch, I thank you all for your time, expertise and materials. It shows what a wonderful town we have and the generous people in it who answered the call for help. “Thanks also to the branch members who gave up their time to put the poppies on the railings.”

Keith Sacre, Kath Kerrigan and Mick Goater at the Goole Cenotaph with the decorated railings. (27-10-20 GT)

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