A CREATIVE girl spent her holiday making wooden poppies to raise money for this year’s Royal British Legion Appeal.

Leigh-Taylor Arundale, nine, a pupil at Fulneck School in Pudsey, made the personalised poppies for 120 pupils and staff to raise money for the annual appeal.

She is also busy taking orders from family and friends.

She said: “I have been making my own poppies for the last four years because I wanted to do something for all the brave servicemen and women who have helped our country and the families who have lost their loved ones. It has taken me ages to do this but I am really proud of what I have achieved.’

Leigh-Taylor has painted each of the poppies, which feature the name of the person who buys one.

The materials and paint used to create them have all been donated by companies impressed by the nine-year-old’s hard work.

Principal Deborah Newman said: “For Leigh-Taylor to have spent her entire holidays doing this is quite incredible and I hope her efforts will inspire others to support similar initiatives.”