A cheque for £200 was presented to the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion, for this year’s Poppy Appeal, at the Antiques Bazaar last Wednesday afternoon. Every year since 2013 ex-serviceman Keith Chinn, who has a unit at the antiques and vintage centre in South Street, has donated a percentage of his November sales to the Poppy Appeal, which is matched pound for pound by proprietor of the Antiques Bazaar, Anthony Bucke.
Despite the Antiques Bazaar being closed during November, because of the national lockdown, Keith and Anthony agreed to continue their support and make a donation. The cheque was received from manager of the Antiques Bazaar Tina Bryant by Poppy Appeal Organiser Bob King, also present were Keith Chinn and chairman of the RBL Crewkerne Branch Tony Samuel.
Branch secretary Alice Samuel said: “This year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RBL Branch did not expect them to raise any money at all. When we were contacted for a presentation, we were overwhelmed by their generosity. The Branch would like to thank Keith and Anthony for their continued support to the Poppy Appeal.”