SIR - I can now report that the total raised, to date, in the 2018 Poppy Appeal year has reached £65,000.

This amazing amount is due to the efforts of a great many people who have given their time freely, particularly over the past six weeks and also to the generosity of the people of this district.

This very important year has brought communities together in an unprecedented way to honour their fallen and has resulted in a greater understanding of the need to continue to support the Royal British Legion in their work. Long may it continue.

With grateful thanks.

Jean Phillip

Poppy Appeal organiser

Skipton and Craven