West Suffolk College students given thank you certificates for selling Poppies


West Suffolk College students who stood selling Remembrance poppies in two supermarkets were given thank you certificates by the Bury St Edmunds Poppy Appeal organiser.

Pip Davies said all the Public Services students had been: “Very smart and very polite, they were lovely.  Members of the public and other volunteers commented on them”.

She added that she hoped it would be an annual event for the students to help out with the poppy merchandise sales.

Public Services lecturer Mary Steeden said: “I am incredibly proud of this year’s Year 1 cohort who embraced the opportunity with huge amounts of respect, maturity and responsibility.”

Sixteen-year-old Cassius Prodromou, from Bury St Edmunds, who was one of the poppy sellers, said he had enjoyed the experience.

“People were very impressed that we were so young and involved. They were very generous and they talked to us,” he said

Student Matt Lawrence, 16, also from Bury st Edmunds, said people were surprised that someone so young was selling the poppy merchandise and asked where they were from.

“Everyone was really nice and generous and thanked us,” he added.

They were each given a thank you certificate from the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Public Services students also laid a wreath when they attended a ceremony at the South African memorial on the Buttermarket in Bury.

Pictured above are the student Poppy sellers.


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