Emelie puts best foot forward for Poppy Appeal

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Three-year-old Emelie Willis is all set to step out once more in order to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 20), the fundraising warrior will walk from her Campbeltown home, past Dalintober and down to the town’s war memorial where she will complete as many laps as possible.

Last year Emelie raised more than £1,000 doing the same journey accompanied by her parents Chelsea and John and little brother George. The family will also be having a raffle en route to raise additional funds.

Emelie will be arriving at the war memorial around 12.30pm where she will be met by piper Charles MacLean.

Emelie was only two years old when she decided that she would like to do this walk to raise money for the soldiers in remembrance of her grandfather Jackie Willis, who was in the Royal Irish Rangers, and her uncle Stuart Willis, who is currently serving with 2 Scots.

Mum Chelsea said: ‘We have been so lucky with sponsors so far and raffle donations from lots of local businesses. Special thanks to Kintyre Hire for sending a £250 sponsorship along with a warm hoodie for Emelie to wear on the day.’