Poppy Appeal hits £700,000

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THE Poppy Appeal is heading for a record £700,000 in Derbyshire, the Royal British Legion has revealed.

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.