Llanidloes and District have raised an incredible £5,836 towards the Poppy Appeal, a boost of more than £1,700 from 2017’s total.

The Royal British Legion Llanidloes Women’s Section has thanked the community for their support by donating and helping to turn the town red for the centenary of the Armistice in November 2018.

Llanidloes was adorned with thousands of poppies thanks to the close-knit community’s efforts to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Viv Williams, spokesperson for the Royal British Legion Llanidloes Women’s Section’s Poppy Appeal, said: “The Ladies are overwhelmed by the generosity of the town and district. This is a fantastic amount, well done all.”

The Royal British Legion has thanked the public for their generous support in the year that marked the end of the First World War Centenary and the charity’s biggest Poppy Appeal in recent memory.

The Legion has released new figures about the scale of its operation this year, although it won’t be known for a number of months whether the charity has hit its £50 million target for the 2018 Appeal.

The 2018 Poppy Appeal was the biggest logistical operation in the Royal British Legion’s history, with the end of the First World War centenary driving public support for Remembrance.

The Royal British Legion’s Director of Fundraising, Claire Rowcliffe, said: “We thank the public for their support and generosity, and to our amazing network of volunteers who put in a huge amount of time and effort to collect money and to make the Appeal such a success. We are hopeful of meeting this year’s (2018) record target of £50 million and will know for certain later in 2019.”

She added: “Money donated by the public is used to provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans and their families.”