IT TOOK Mirfield councillors Sean Guy and Martyn Bolt just two days to raise enough money to have poppies put on every police car in Kirklees.
The pair set up a JustGiving page last Tuesday lunchtime looking to raise a minimum of £150 for the radiator grille car poppies – and by Thursday night they’d reached £200 through online and cash donations.
Coun Guy encouraged everyone to donate just £6 – the cost of a car poppy – and the response means now all police cars and vans in Kirklees can display the symbol. The poppies were handed over at Dewsbury Police Station on Friday morning.
Coun Guy, a standard bearer for Mirfield’s Royal British Legion branch, said: “I think this shows again the generosity of the people of Mirfield and continues to demonstrate the respect and appreciation they have for the sacrifices of our service personnel.”