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New poppy shop opens in Fakenham in time for annual appeal

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:49 02 November 2017

Mayor George Acheson cutting the ribbon to Fakenham's new poppy shop on Oak Street. Picture: Diane Boisson

Mayor George Acheson cutting the ribbon to Fakenham's new poppy shop on Oak Street. Picture: Diane Boisson

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A new poppy shop has opened in Fakenham to coincide with the launch of this year’s annual poppy appeal.

Mrs Val Newell (centre) with members of the public at the poppy shop. Picture: Diane Boisson Mrs Val Newell (centre) with members of the public at the poppy shop. Picture: Diane Boisson

The shop on Oak Street opened on Saturday, October 28, and Mayor George Acheson was there to cut the ribbon.

The Fakenham appeal organiser, Diane Boisson, said: “The footfall has been amazing and we are overwhelmed by peoples’ generosity.

“Our branch is committed to providing lifelong support to the Armed Forces community, as well as upholding the importance of Remembrance. And the monies raised during this Remembrancetide will directly support servicemen and women, reservists, veterans, and their families, who are in need.

“We’ve had a successful opening day and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible over the next couple of weeks to get their Poppy, or buy merchandise.”

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