At a small and, of course, appropriately socially distanced ceremony on Thursday, March 18 the mayor of Winchelsea, the Rev David Page, presented a certificate of appreciation to Hugh Sutton.
For many years Hugh has collected donations for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal from his shop on Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach. This certificate, provided by the Legion, particularly recognises his contribution over the past five years, during which time he has raised a little over £3,000.
He has also been active in other matters concerning veterans’ affairs and funds the annual laying of a wreath in memory of Canadian servicemen stationed around Winchelsea prior to the Dieppe raid.
The mayor, who leads Winchelsea Corporation, a registered charity, was delighted to make this presentation on behalf of the Legion, which also represents the corporation’s commitment support of the armed forces covenant.
Image Credits: Deborah Rodley .