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RBL summer gala boosts poppy appeal funds

THE Royal British Legion (RBL) Kyrenia branch raised £1,240 for the 2019 Poppy Appeal at its annual Summer Gala.

RBL summer gala boosts poppy appeal funds

Photos: Brian Joyce

Branch president Sir Michael Graydon, his wife Lady Graydon and 10 members of the RBL Paphos branch were among 160 people who attended the Creditwest Bank-sponsored gala when it took place in the Savoy Ottoman Palace Hotel and Casino last Friday.

All were welcomed by Kyrenia branch chairman David Horsfall, after which a standards march took place -- and for the first time the Paphos branch standard was also included.

Musical entertainment was provided by multi-award-winning, UK-based vocalist Destiny Michelle while a four-course-meal was served. The singer has been a judge on the BBC talent show All Together Now and performed numbers from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

A raffle was also drawn for a range of prizes including hotel stays, meal vouchers, bottles of champagne and a ceramic poppy.

Speaking of the event, Mr Horsfall said: “In one word, the night was just ‘fantastic’.

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