Rossendale Rubicon raises £1,795 for Royal British Legion

ROSSENDALE Rubicon, a mental health charity based in Stacksteads, is asking for donations of red wool and black buttons after raising £1,795 for the Royal British Legion by selling knitted Remembrance Day poppies.

The team of knitters provided the wool and pins themselves and sold the poppies for £1.

Will Straw, the Labour candidate for Rossendale, said: "It's fantastic news that Rubicon's knitted poppy appeal raised nearly £1,800 for the British Legion “Almost doubling their target of £1,000.

“I'm sure many people will have seen the poppies in the run up to, and on, Remembrance Sunday.

“I hope people will be able to give the supplies they can."

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