On Sunday 8th November, Spencer and Mrs Thompson, along with other members of their family took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the poppy appeal. They walked 5k from the Chiddingly War memorial all the way to East Hoathly War memorial.
Spencer and his family have very strong ties to the poppy appeal, as they had family who were in the Royal British Legion—who helped raise money for the poppy appeal—and they had relatives who fought in the war.
With the current pandemic, raising money has been a challenge, however, Spencer and his family have certainly risen to the occasion. The family hoped to raise around £100, like they would have done if they were selling their poppies, but they have completely smashed their target and have raised an incredible £590 from their walk! We will be able to give a final total once the proceeds from the poppy boxes have been counted. Well done Spencer and Mrs Thompson!