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Poppy sales raise more than $60K

Kamloops Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 wrapped up its 2013 Poppy Campaign recently, topping last year’s contributions of $60,000.
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Kamloops Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 wrapped up its 2013 Poppy Campaign recently, topping last year’s contributions of $60,000.

“We exceeded last year’s numbers, likely due to the campaign being slightly longer this year,” said Kamloops branch poppy chairman Clarence Schneider.

Money raised by the branch’s largest annual fundraiser will provide support in various ways to former service people and their families.

From helping veterans with mobility issues by obtaining a scooter, to supporting a widow with much-needed hearing aids, to providing post-secondary support to veterans’ families through bursaries — the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52’s annual poppy campaign raises money for myriad causes.