A BIG thank you has been paid to the generous Winsford community for donating a phenomenal £45,010 to this year's Poppy Appeal.

Veterans are overwhelmed by the outstanding response the town has achieved for the second year running.

This year's figure is only £7.50 less than the 2018 record.

Keith Stubbs, from the Winsford branch of the Royal British Legion, said: "The figure of £45,010.50 is a magnificent result considering the current economic and political uncertainty.

"The branch extends grateful thanks to members, supporters and the local cadets who volunteered their time and efforts for the collections.

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"Also thanks to Winsford Supermarkets for allowing collections within their stores and to the local shops and organisations who accepted collection boxes on their premises.

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"The main tribute must once again go to the wonderful general public who contributed so generously. Thank you all."

The money will go towards the organisation's charitable work.