The Isle of Man has preserved its proud record in the Poppy Cup.
It’s won the Royal British Legion National Poppy Appeal trophy for the 33rd time, and the 21st year in a row!
The prize is awarded to the county with the most poppy sales per head of population.
Locally, the Douglas branch was awarded the vice-president’s trophy for a 49 per cent increase in collection over the last three years, while the Ian Cannell poppy trophy was awarded to the Douglas Central branch for a 129 per cent increase compared to last year.
Last year the appeal raised more than £90,000 in the Isle of Man and next year Royal British Legion will be holding its annual conference on the Island.
(Pictured: Mayor Dot Pitts with the Mayor’s consort, councillor Stephen Pitts (left), poppy co-ordinator for the Isle of Man Audrey Brown and Isle of Man county chairman John Cleverley. The national poppy trophy is flanked by the vice-president’s trophy (left) and the Ian Cannell poppy trophy.)