A little lad with a big heart has been praised after
deciding to sell Poppies for the Royal British Legion in
Deal town centre.
Mason Miller, 11, stood in the chilly weather and rain showers
outside Maxted’s Pet Shop in the High Street, raising almost £300
for the RBL appeal.
His mother Jodi Miller said: “I warned him it would be cold and
miserable, but he was ready to go every morning. I am amazed,
surprised and so proud.
“My sister Donna is a voluntary worker for the Legion. She
mentioned about Poppies and Mason was interested in doing something
to help, so asked if he could sell them."
The Castle Community College pupil is a member of 2nd Deal Sea
Scouts and wore his uniform to stand with his tray of Poppies
outside Maxted’s, which Mrs Miller runs with her sister
Mary Eldridge, Poppy Appeal organiser for Deal and Walmer, paid
tribute to Mason for his hard work .
She said: “I would like to thank him as he has done a fabulous job.
He has been really good and raised £291.42 for the Royal British
“It appears that he thoroughly enjoyed selling the Poppies and it
has been nice to see a youngster picking up the challenge and
showing an example to others. Mason has been great.”
* For full story and details about Remembrance Sunday services,
see the East Kent Mercury and Dover Mercury, November 8.
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