On Wednesday 11th September, Petworth Town Council representatives Chris Kemp, Liz Singleton and Alan Copus, along with local Poppy Appeal Organiser Fiona Kemp, were delighted to receive a Royal British Legion Community Award in recognition of the Town Council’s outstanding service to the Poppy Appeal during 2019.

Presented to the Town Council by the West Sussex branch of the Royal British Legion, the certificate was awarded to the Town Council following their efforts in the ordering and fitting of 29 Silent Soldier silhouettes within the local area, showing dedication and commitment to the Legion.  Lisa Evans, West Sussex Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser also highlighted the Town Council’s unwavering assistance with planning and overseeing the World War One 100th anniversary commemoration service and the Town Council’s outstanding support to the local area’s Poppy Appeal Organiser.

Also presented with a Community Award were representatives from Austen’s Hardware Store.  They received an award in recognition of the support they provided the Legion by allowing the use of their premises for the storage and distribution of Poppy Appeal stock as well as for their ongoing support of the Poppy Appeal.

Both organisations were thanked for the support and dedication shown to the Charity and celebrated as making a tremendous difference to the people the Royal British Legion supports.