Barnoldswick Rainbows hand over a pot of gold

Chairman of the Barnoldswick and District Royal British Legion branch Ann-Marie Benford is pictured with Rainbows and Leaders of the 7th Barnoldswick Independent Rainbow Unit Maureen Davies, Andrea Sumner and Beth Nixon.
Chairman of the Barnoldswick and District Royal British Legion branch Ann-Marie Benford is pictured with Rainbows and Leaders of the 7th Barnoldswick Independent Rainbow Unit Maureen Davies, Andrea Sumner and Beth Nixon.
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Barnoldswick’s Royal British Legion branch has received a little pot of gold thanks to the help of Rainbows in the town.

Children attending the 7th Barnoldswick Independent Rainbow Unit in the run up to Remembrance Sunday learned all about the Poppy Appeal.

This involved making their own poppy wreaths, having a talk from Barnoldswick historian Peter Thompson on the town’s involvement in the First World War and colouring in poppies during a sponsored silence.

That sponsored silence helped raise £64 for the Royal British Legion Branch in Barnoldswick and chairman Ann-Marie Benford is delighted with the gesture.

She said: “We’re very grateful. The fact that children have gone out of their way to do this is huge for that age group.”

Barnoldswick’s Poppy Appeal total has just tipped over the £6,000 mark but has time to increase further still.

The Rainbow Unit has proved incredibly popular since its launch in April last year.

It already has a waiting list of girls aged five to seven-years-old who want to join up.

For further information, contact Leader Maureen Davies on 815506.