THE women’s section of the Royal British Legion held a ‘thank you’ reception at St Davids Memorial Hall earlier this month.

It was organised to show the branch’s appreciation to people who helped with the fundraising efforts throughout the year, namely the Menevia WI, Solva Craft Group and Window on Wales.

The newly appointed branch secretary Dawn Salmon said: “The WI members helped us out at both of our coffee mornings in May and June, and in November for the Poppy Appeal. They also kindly audited our end of year accounts.”

“Basically they are always there if we need something,” she added.

The ladies of Solva Craft Group, aka ‘knit and natter’ were also thanked for knitting and crocheting poppies to raise money for the Legion.

Dawn said: “There’s only a small group of them but they were knitting like crazy from April all the way up until November. They raised £378 by selling poppies at £1 each.”

She also thanked her employee at Window on Wales who very kindly donated some counter space to sell the poppies.

Dawn presented the WI, the craft group and Window on Wales with a certificate of appreciation.

Maggie Humble from Solva Craft Group said we usually knit daffodils for charity, and then Dawn asked us to make poppies for the British Legion.

“It was enjoyable, she said, “but we kept getting telephone calls saying they had run out and that we had to knit more.”

The craft group meets every Wednesday in Solva Football Club from 2pm to 4pm and everybody is welcome to join. For more information call 01437 720478.