Striding out for the Poppy Appeal

Manor Estate Sponsored Poppy  Walk at Doddington
Manor Estate Sponsored Poppy Walk at Doddington
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WALKERS turned out on Saturday despite the gloomy weather forecast for the second mini March for Honour at Doddington.

Organised on behalf the Royal British Legion Women’s Section Doddington and District Branch, it saw 177 people take part.

Manor Estate Sponsored Poppy  Walk at Doddington

Manor Estate Sponsored Poppy Walk at Doddington

Some were on foot, some on roller skates, children were in pushchairs and some walkers brought along their pet dogs.

They set off at 10am on a one-mile route from the Manor Estate walking through the village and ending up at The George pub.

The walk and raffle raised £400 for the Poppy Appeal and on top of this, three people underwent a waxing session at the pub after the walk.

Jack Emmett had a leg wax, his brother Ben had his under arms done and Lee Cordery had his chest waxed.

So far, the trio have raised £265 but this total is still rising.

Chelsea, of Chelsea’s Beauty Boutique in March did the waxing.

One of the event organisers, Paula Knott, said local businesses donated some fantastic raffle prizes and she said Jack, Ben and Lee did a “sterling effort” with the waxing.

Helping to organise the whole event were young people Tamar and Tegan Knott, Louise and Kimberley Youles, Jack Emmett along with parents Cathy Youles, Elaine Emmett and Vicky McDougall.