THE Poppy Appeal is heading for a record £700,000 in Derbyshire, the Royal British Legion has revealed.
Despite the economic conditions, the total now stands at £666,273.44 - more than £40,000 higher than 2010.
And with eight months until the end of the 2011 appeal, Legion members hope they may yet reach £700,000.
Last year, the national total for the Poppy Appeal was more than £36 million.
It is hoped the 2011 appeal will reach £40 million in recognition of the 90th anniversary of The Royal British Legion.