Success of Scottish Poppy Appeal 2016

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Thanks has been offered to all who contributed to this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The amount raised from Poppy trays, distributed by The Royal British Legion Scotland Uist Branch, to retail and commercial businesses and schools on Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay, was a magnificent £1,585.74 - an increase from last year.

This total includes £166.43 donated by Cheryl Taylor, Grimsay, who donated from the proceeds of massages at the airport and her business donations.

Additionally the 1st Battalion The Highlanders ACF, Benbecula & Daliburgh Detachments, collected £1,329.33 on Poppy Saturday street collections.

Funds raised by the annual appeal for Scottish Ex-Service Personnel and Veterans in need are allocated to:

Providing direct financial assistance to individuals.

Funding an advice service for the veteran’s community, including war pension appeals.

Providing grants and research for organisations that deliver specialist support for veterans in Scotland.

Supporting employment of veterans with disabilities.

The public’s generosity is greatly appreciated by the ex-service community in Scotland.