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Paultons Park has announced it will be raising money for the National Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal following the success of raising nearly £6,000 in 2015 for its local branch, Copythorne and District.
The family theme park has supported the National Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal for five years and aims to beat last year’s fundraising efforts during 2016.
Since 2011, Paultons Park has raised almost £12,000 for the Royal British Legion, with visitors being encouraged to donate via poppy sellers. Volunteers are often based at the popular Hampshire theme park in Romsey where they are available to speak with visitors.
Paultons Park managing director, Richard Mancey said: “We are so pleased to continue to support such a brilliant charity. The Royal British Legion is a true institution, and one which supports the lives and families of those in the armed forces.”
He added: “Both veterans and serving members of the armed forces are looked after by the charity, and we are thrilled to be fundraising for them again in 2016.”
Hampshire Royal British Legion president, Brigadier David Harrison DL, JP said: “The need to support our armed forces and their dependents is so important. The money raised by Paultons Park was an outstanding amount for which we are more than grateful. I hope other organisations will follow the example they have set.”
Paultons Park, which is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World offers more than 60 rides and attractions, including rollercoasters, a raging river ride and a 4D cinema. For further information, please visit www.paultonspark.co.uk.
Picture caption L-R: Roy Farmers, president of Copythorne and District Royal British Legion, Richard Mancey, managing director of Paultons Park, Brigadier David Harrison DL JP, poppy collector Pauline Amey, poppy appeal organiser Denise Wiltshire, Copythorne and District Royal British Legion chairman Ginge Kinley, poppy collector Tom Mills and poppy appeal organiser Helen Kinley.