THE Royal British Legion and East Cheshire Hospice have received major boosts thanks to the generosity of Chelford residents.

A poppy appeal in Chelford and Peover organised by Chelford resident Sue Roycroft raised £3,960, more than twice the highest previous total.

Businesses and residents sponsored scores of street poppies which were attached to lampposts. The poppies were on display for about a month, in the run-up to Remembrance Day and until the end of November.

In addition more than £1,100 has been raised for East Cheshire Hospice by James and Kerry Leach from Chelford.

The couple are well-known in the village for the eye-catching Christmas lights display at their home, and this year decided to support the hospice.

They raised almost £600 on the switch-on night from donations, and a further £540 from an online justgiving page.

Villagers were treated to mulled wine and mince pies, following social distancing guidelines, at the switch-on, and James thanked everyone who donated.

The Londis shop in the village has celebrated its first year anniversary by making a £500 donation to Chelford Primary School.