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


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.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sudbury Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sudbury Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sudbury Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

33 minutes ago

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Show Job Lists

Local weather



max temp: 2°C

min temp: 1°C

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24