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Chelmsley Wood teen gives allowance to Poppy Appeal

A SOLIHULL schoolboy has selflessly sacrificed part of his allowance for two years to donate to the Poppy Appeal.

A SOLIHULL schoolboy has selflessly sacrificed part of his allowance for two years to donate to the Poppy Appeal.

Jack Lawton, whose grandad Clem fought in World War II, asked for his own collection tin so he could do his bit for soldiers who served, or who are serving, on the frontline.

By setting aside at least 5p a week, over two years, the 14-year-old managed to raise £79.40 which he has recently donated to the The Royal British Legion appeal.

Jack, who goes to Grace Academy, said: “It’s important because they’re supporting us by fighting for our country. They deserve something back.”

His proud dad David, aged 66, from Chelmsley Wood, added: “I think a lot of kids now get a bad name.

“I believe 99 per cent of these kids are good, given a little nudge in the right direction.”

 

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