PEOPLE in the Doddington area are being given their marching orders - but it’s all in aid of a good cause.
Paula Knott, treasurer of The Royal British Legion Women’s Section Doddington and District Branch, is appealing for support when the village stages its second Mini March for Honour on November 5.
Last year’s event, which enabled the public to show their support for the armed forces and the difficult job they do, proved very popular with 352 walkers including toddlers, pensioners and even dogs striding out.
It raised a fantastic £818.50 for the Poppy Appeal. An additional £272 was spent on merchandise from the Poppy shop making a grand total of £1,090.50 for the appeal.
In a letter to the Citizen, Paula explained: “As the Royal British Legion is finding it difficult to meet all the welfare needs of our service community, we are holding this popular event again with the hope of raising even more vital funds for this years’ appeal.
“The walk is only one mile with each walker donating £1, of course if anyone would like to make additional donations these would be very welcome and if Citizen readers would like to organise a similar fundraising effort of their own we would be happy to advise them.
“Last year we had fantastic support from the Citizen, this was especially encouraging for our junior organisers, one of which has even volunteered to have his legs waxed this year!”
If you would like to find out more about this event you can do so through one of the following links - email: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 01354-740175 or check out https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mini-March-For-Honour/167013366657904