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Sudbury poppy appeal volunteers honoured by Prince William’s principal private secretary

PUBLISHED: 18:48 01 February 2017 | UPDATED: 19:02 01 February 2017

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (left) presents the 45-year Bar to Michael (Bob) Berry

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (left) presents the 45-year Bar to Michael (Bob) Berry

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The principal private secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has presented awards to the Sudbury poppy appeal volunteers.

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton is the Suffolk Poppy Appeal’s chairman and he visited the branch to hand out the presentations at its awards night, which was attended by around 100 people.

He was formerly the full-time principal private secretary to Prince William but now works part-time for the prince and his wife Kate.

After presenting the awards, he praised the branch for their hard work and dedication by raising £44,868.52 in this collection year – surpassing other years’ totals. The evening was held in the function room at the Snooker Club Sudbury on January 18.

This year, there were 23 awards, ranging from five-years certificates to two 40-year and one 45-year bar. Sudbury Guides and Cornard Scouts were among those to receive five-year certificates.

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