TWO Hartlepool schools have been awarded a memorial trophy for the third year running for their efforts in raising cash for war veterans.
Throston Primary School and Manor College of Technology have again won the Ian Cameron trophies for the most money collected in 2014 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Every year Hartlepool Rotary Club members distribute poppies to the town’s schools as part of their support for the Poppy Appeal.
Two prestigious trophies in memory of Ian Cameron are awarded, one for the best primary school and one for the best secondary school.
Ian Cameron coordinated the Poppy Appeal in Hartlepool on behalf of the Royal British Legion for many years.
Following his untimely death, his daughter Sian Cameron, has carried on his good work each year and donated the two trophies in his memory.
At Throston Primary School’s assembly on January 9, Rotary Club President Barbra Midgley presented the Primary Trophy to Head Boy Lewis Lundrigan and Head Girl Lucy Burgess. This is the third year running that Throston has won.
The Secondary Trophy was presented to Manor College of Technology’s Head Boy, Josh Wright and Head Girl Erin Hanson by Rotary President Barbra Midgley on 5 January.
This is the sixth time and the third year running that Manor has won.
Rotary Poppy Appeal leader Jeff Stephens said: “I would like to congratulate Throston and Manor on their success.
“Throston collected well over twice as much as last year and Manor almost equalled their 2013 collection. The total this year from all schools was significantly better than last year.”
He added: “There has definitely been a resurgence of interest in the Poppy Appeal.’’