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Morrisons in Swadlincote raises more than £1,000 for Royal British Legion

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

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A SUPERMARKET in Swadlincote has helped to raise more than £1,000 for the Royal British Legion.

The Morrisons store in Coppice Side set up the public collection after being inspired by the D-Day 70th anniversary and the First World War centenary.

A total of £1,039 was handed to the British Legion and members of staff at Morrisons were rewarded for their efforts with certificates and flowers.

Royal British Legion branch secretary Glyn Jackson said: "When I found out that the store was collecting for us I was obviously very pleased.

"I came in on the Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning to hear how the total was climbing and how Vanessa had stayed on after her shift to continue collecting.

"When I came in on the Monday to find out the final total I was overwhelmed. We know from our collections during the Poppy Appeal how generous the customers at Morrisons are but they cannot donate unless someone gives up their time to collect.

"We wanted to say thank you personally to the store and in particular to Vanessa for what they have done. We are very grateful to them."

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