Delighted by generosity of Ribble Valley residents

pound coins.
pound coins.

It would not be logical or fair to assume that Ribble Valley people are “too posh” to tolerate tramps.

Mr Whalley, according to his solicitor, is a local man who has suffered hard times.

It might well be these are self-inflicted, but people around here are generous to a fault – the charity “dos”, bungee jumps, cycle rides and mudbaths that feature in the Clitheroe Advertiser every week provide evidence of that.

When I was out in the rain last Saturday selling poppies, I was delighted by the generosity of all who stopped to donate.

I should also say one of the first to add a few coins was Mr Whalley.

Poppy seller

(Name and address supplied)