For a third year Stokesley Army Cadet Force are giving their enthusiastic support to the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.

In recent years the Osmotherley Legion Branch has been responsible for the distribution and sale of poppies in Stokesley, and for the past three cadets of the town’s Army Cadet Detachment have given their wholehearted and enthusiastic support to this appeal. Armed with collecting tins, poppies and boundless enthusiasm, whatever the weather, the Cadets exhibit a highly visible profile selling poppies during the street collection.

In 2011 they raised a little under £1,000 which was exceeded the following year with a total of £1,986.51p, a target they are determined to at least meet if not exceed.

Osmotherley branch chairman, Colonel David Black, cannot speak too highly of the efforts of the Cadets. “Once again the cadets of Stokesley detachment are playing a key role in our local Poppy Appeal and I am confident that they will have enormous success. A formal affiliation now exists between Osmotherley Branch of the Royal British Legion and Stokesley Detachment, Army Cadet Force. People frequently complain about modern  youth, but what these Army Cadets achieve shows that the boys and girls are first class and exceptionally caring. This effort is a wonderful example of two generations working together for a very good cause which we sincerely hope will once again enjoy the support of the generous Stokesley people. ”

Further details: David Black 01609 883193

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