IT is a fitting end to the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Shelf Gala committee presented a cheque for £2,236.11 to The Royal British Legion - proceeds from the sponsorship of its lamppost poppies and collections held at St Michael & All Angels Church and Bethel Chapel on Sunday November 11.

The eye-catching display, involving the community and pupils from St Michael and All Angels CE Primary School who researched the soldiers and decorated the poppies with their names and history, adorned lampposts, churches and the village cenotaph ahead of the Remembrance Day events.

65th Bradford Scouts, the 20th Bradford Guides and the 14th Halifax Boys Brigade, who are all members of Shelf Gala Committee, were also involved in the preparation for this very special event.

Shelf Gala Committee have organised and funded the Remembrance Day Parade in Shelf since 1996 from the demise of the Shelf & Buttershaw Branch of the British Legion in conjunction with

St Michael & All Angels Church and Bethel Chapel on alternate years.

Trevor Priestley, chairman, Shelf Gala Committee 2018, said: “To raise the money donated to the Royal British Legion we asked for people to sponsor a poppy, the response was brilliant, both from firms in and around Shelf and from individual people, many who had relatives involved in the war. All the monies raised through sponsors was donated to the Poppy Appeal. Costs for materials and band for parade came from Shelf Gala Funds. Thank you to all those people who supported the Poppy Appeal.”