Last Saturday, South Thanet MP, Craig Mackinlay, joined residents at a Poppy Coffee Morning at the Anchor Pub in Wingham.
The Anchor’s Landlords, Kevin and Michelle Abbott, very kindly gave locals the run of the pub and the organiser, Lynne Connolly, achieved a life ambition of serving behind the bar - albeit tea and coffee!
It was very much a village activity with all the shops and restaurants giving prizes for the raffle. They also had a cake stall and a bric-a-brac stall.
Last year’s event raised over £500 towards Wingham’s Poppy Appeal which totalled over £4000
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“I was very pleased to be able to support Wingham’s Poppy Coffee morning, which was once again very well supported by local residents.
“Lynne Connolly did a fantastic job organising the event on behalf of the village, and my thanks also must go to Kevin and Michelle Abbott for allowing us to use the Anchor Pub.
“Our Armed Forces personnel and their families are, rightly, held in very high regard in our country. As South Thanet’s Member of Parliament, I will take every opportunity to join my constituents in honouring the incredible sacrifices they make while protecting our freedom and keeping Britain safe.”