Rachel Baker, Porthleven’s Royal British Legion Poppy Apeal Organiser

Last week, Porthleven Town Council awarded one of its town plaques to Rachel Baker. The reason for the award was to recognise the work by Rachel in rasing money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Rachel has been the local organiser for the Poppy Appeal since 2010. In that time, Porthleven has raised £35,750. A staggering amount for a population of under 4000. This year’s Poppy Appeal raised just over £2800.

It does not just stop there. As Rachel has done a lot of research on those mens names who are on the War Memorial from the Great War, Second World War, and Aden. From this research, Rachel has compiled a small book. It brings to life the story behind the names who are carved onto the War Memorial.

Well done Rachel, you throughly deserve the award of the town plaque.

Rachel being awarded the town plaque by the Mayor.

Rachel being awarded the town plaque by the Mayor.

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