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Jersey's Royal British Legion poppy appeal raises £185k

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Image caption Jersey's 2011 Royal British Legion poppy appeal has raised £5,000 more than last year

Jersey's 2011 Royal British Legion poppy appeal has raised more money than last year, despite the economic downturn.

The total raised this year was £185,000 which is up by £5,000 on 2010.

Jan Egre, of the Royal British Legion in Jersey, said 800 volunteers helped with the appeal, describing the amount as "absolutely spectacular".

She added: "I am very pleased because I felt with everybody exercising economic stringency we would be a little down this year quite understandably, but no everybody has risen to the occasion."

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