SHOPPERS raised nearly £4,000 during the poppy appeal last year.

The Royal British Legion set up shop at Sainsburys in Princess Square, Bracknell, and collected a grand total of £3,841.81 during the stint between October and November.

Customers were still given the chance to donate their old £1 coins to the cause, with the mint having just made the transition into the new coins.

Andy Taylor, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s, Princess Square, Bracknell, said: “Our local community always get behind the Poppy Appeal and each year our customers and colleagues continue to dig deep to support the charity.

"We’re thrilled to have raised such a huge amount for The Royal British Legion and look forward to seeing what the future holds for the 23 year partnership.”

Ben France, Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Royal British Legion, said: “We’d like to thank the Sainsbury’s customers and colleagues in Bracknell for their ongoing support.

"Money raised through the partnership continues to help the Legion provide care and assistance to our Armed Forces community, which includes serving personnel, veterans, and their families.