Sheffield shoppers boost centenary poppy appeal

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The Centenary Poppy Appeal has been given a big boost by the people of south Sheffield.

Shoppers handed over a record-breaking £48,629 to the event, which commemorates the start of World War one.

Sainsbury’s at Abbeydale collected £14,138 followed by Morrisons - £6,669; Tesco, Abbeydale - £3,574, Aldi - £3,129, B&Q - £630, Lidl - £331, Homebase - £101 and Tesco in Woodseats - £1,406.

The boys and girls of Manor Top Army Cadets ‘invaded’ Sheffield Midland railway station and brought back £3,184.

Manor Top Air Cadets raised £3,064 at Aldi and Tesco while Greenhill Air Cadets collected £627 at various locations, and a further cheque for £50 was handed in.

Sheffield South poppy organiser Peggie Robinson said: “An immense thank you goes to all involved.”