At a special ceremony The Board of Trustees of The Royal British Legion recently honoured one of their most prolific local fundraisers, Michael Reeves, for his efforts in raising over 15,000 euro toward the RBL Poppy Appeal.

The award was made at the monthly meeting of the Orihuela Costa Branch of The RBL by the Chairman of Spain District North, Nigel Hails, on behalf of Ray Sheppard, Head of the Poppy Appeal.

Mr Sheppard said in his commendation “Your endeavours have been the means of bringing essential aid and comfort to those in need. I am quite sure that, could those assisted know directly of your outstanding contributions to this work they would wish to be associated with this expression of our deepest gratitude for all you have done”.

In his response to the presentation Mike said that he was absolutely overwhelmed but nevertheless delighted to accept on behalf of all the local golf societies that have contributed so generously to his efforts.

Under his rather better known handle of ‘Mick the Grip’ the ‘Poppy Golf Days’ have been a regular feature of the Costa Blanca Golf scene for the last 5 years raising many thousands of euros for those less fortunate souls and taking up many dozens of hours of his time.

He promised also that they would carry on for many more years to come but did appeal on closing for some assistance with his continuing efforts.

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