Poppy Appeal Donation

15 Nov

Remembrance Day was on Monday 11 November, this year. I’m pleased to announce that, up till 11 November 2013, I sold 18 copies of my Remembrance Poppy Brooch pattern – plus a brooch that I crocheted myself, for a customer as a special request. That raised a total Poppy Appeal donation of £4.60 GBP, which I donated online to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Appeal Donation 2013

The Royal British Legion provides help and support to members of the Armed Forces – past, present and future – and their families and dependants. Without our brave servicemen and women, the world we live in would be very different. The annual Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day serve to commemorate, paraphrasing John Maxwell Edmonds’ words, those that “[gave] their tomorrow, [for] our today”. It is with great pride that, through my pattern designing and my lovely customers, I was able to take part in this year’s fundraising efforts.

Everyone who helped test my poppy pattern, bought a pattern, tweeted or liked my links or otherwise helped with my Remembrance Poppy Brooch is deeply appreciated. You have all been part of this year’s remembrance activities and helped raise, not just Poppy Appeal donation funds but also, awareness of the debt that is “owed by so many to so few”.

Remembrance Poppy Brooches

As it is now past the eleventh day of the eleventh month, any further funds raised from Remembrance Poppy Brooch pattern sales will probably be left to accrue till next year – unless otherwise notified. I can think of no more fitting end to this article than the immortal Ode of Remembrance from Laurence Binyon’s For The Fallen:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”

God bless you and our brave Armed Forces. x


2 Responses to “Poppy Appeal Donation”

  1. 50hoo November 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    These are fabulous! Learning a new hobby is on my list, I might have to take up crochet :)

  2. Molly @ The Move to America November 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    This is such a great idea – I wish i had seen it as I tried to find the paper poppies here in Ohio, but they do not sell them anywhere!

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