ARRSE Charity Auctions for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

#1
Chaps,
The 11th November is rapidly approaching again and we thought it may be time to use the sight to generate some cash for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. To this end we've approached a number of the site Sponsors to donate items which we'll auction off. All money raised will be going directly to the appeal.

Auction rules:

1. Closing time is 11:11 hrs 11th November unless specified otherwise.

2. Bidding is either by posting on the individual thread for each auction or emailing auctions@arrse.co.uk if you are shy. Bids received by email will be put on the board by me.

3. Payment is witin 24hrs of the auction closing and can be done via paypal or bank transfer. Failure to pay means that the second highest bidder gets it.

4. Anyone who wishes to contribute additional auction items to contact auctions@arrse.co.uk.

Happy bidding!
 
#6
Gentlemen.....I live in Widnes,Cheshire.....not my fault i know.

But Widnes has fast come a very popular shopping town,with its free parking and ever growing its vast number of popular shops and walkways.

I have already purchased my poppy but i was in town for two hours and NOT ONE shop or seller was to be seen.I was amazed at this.

I will not let this happen again as i will volunter my services next year.
 
#8
DodgerH said:
Gentlemen.....I live in Widnes,Cheshire.....not my fault i know.

But Widnes has fast come a very popular shopping town,with its free parking and ever growing its vast number of popular shops and walkways.

I have already purchased my poppy but i was in town for two hours and NOT ONE shop or seller was to be seen.I was amazed at this.

I will not let this happen again as i will volunter my services next year.
Do it now sir - still time for this year. Bet you can find a contact if you look hard enough.
 

Auld-Yin

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#9
hi folks, been away for a couple of days and lost track a bit. have I succeeded in my bid and am I due money?

If not is the donations bit still open?
 
#10
Donations are closed and thank you everyone for your support - some amazing bids, and items on offer in fact (the DPM thong).

BCO is dealing and will no doubt publish the results shortly.
 
#11
Chaps,
Apologies for the delay in this but I'm currently operating on v slow dial up. The results of the auctions are:

1. Gents/Ladies Watch - Plant-Pilot, £210

2. RTFQ's thong - Silent Bidder, £50!!

3. ARRSE Medal - Aunty Stella, £300

4. Broad Stripe Tie - Disco, £40

5. A Thin Stripe Tie - Cutaway, £30

6. A Bow Tie - CarpeDiem, £40

7. An Olive Round Necked Fox-E-Lady t-shirts (Medium) - MISS_WHIPLASH, £25

8. A Sand Seen Your ARRSE t-shirts (Medium) - moving-target-survivor, £50

9. An Olive Naafi Bar Regular t-shirts (Medium) - hardcoreta, £35


Thats a grand total of £780 raised for a great cause so thank you very much folks

All payments by Paypal to hqarrse@yahoo.co.uk or by direct bank transfer to sort code 12-24-81, account number 06488848. Any queries/problems then drop me a PM please.
 

Auld-Yin

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#12
Bugg er :!:
 
#13
I see Cutaway got away lightly there....

Caits Undercrackers £50 :D
 
#14
To date we have recieved money from:

1. Silent Bidder - £50 for RTFQ's thong.

2. Cutaway - £80 for Cait's thong and the Thin Stripe Tie.
 
#15
Added to this we now have money for:

1. DISCO - £40 for Broad Stripe Tie.

2. Miss_Whiplash - £25 for an Olive Round Necked Fox-E-Lady t-shirt.
 
#16
Money also received from Plant Pilot and Aunty Stella
 
#17
A pleasure.

And although I am sure that none of the regulars on Arrse need telling, casual visitors may like to know where the money goes

•More than 34 million poppies, 107,000 wreaths and sprays, 800,000 Remembrance Crosses and other Remembrance items will be made at the Poppy Factory in Richmond, this year. The poppy was designed so that workers with a disability could easily assemble it and that principle remains today. More than 70% of Poppy Factory employees have a disability or chronic illness.

•People as young as 17.5 years can be sent on active service, so veterans are often much younger than people realise.

•There has only been one year (1968) since the Second World War when a British Service person hasn't been killed on active service.

•The Poppy Appeal raised over £23.3 million in 2004.

•In 2004 the Legion spent over £59 million on its work, aside from the poppy donations. The funds come from legacies, sponsorship, corporate support, fundraising events.

The funds were spent in the following way

•Provided £9.5m in welfare grants to help those who are disabled or in need.

•Dealt with 35,000 war pension cases and represented 3,900 cases at war pensions tribunals.

•Provided over 420 people with residential and nursing care in one of our seven care homes. The Legion has also committed to a 5-year £15 million programme of refurbishment and re-building of our homes to comply with current Care Standards regulations.

•Provided 4,200 people who are recovering from an illness or bereavement with welfare breaks in one of our three welfare break centres.

•Provided home and hospital visits for the sick or housebound through our countrywide network of 5,000 trained caseworkers.

•Helped 991 people to make a pilgrimage to visit relatives or loved one's grave.

•Provided start-up funding for 70 ex-Service people wanting to start a new business.

•Provided support and advice for almost 1,500 ex-Service people who have approached the Legion for careers advice.

•Continued to campaign and lobby on behalf of the serving and ex-Service community on issues such as Council Tax, Pensions and Gulf War Related Illness.

The RBL is the dogs b0llocks for ex squaddies when we are in the sh1te (I know from personal experience) and the help we give them doesn't need to be restricted to the Poppy Appeal

Regards

AS

RBL Poppy Appeal
 
#18
Much as it grieves me to say it...

'Nice one Dave'
 
#19
I've just spoken to Kathy West and she is going to do the photo shoot with the T-Shirts, Ties, etc on Tues. That means that they'll be ready to send out pretty soon after that so I'll need addresses for all those who've paid (Cutaway, Disco, Miss_Whiplash) and some money from those who haven't (moving-target-survivor, CarpeDiem & hardcoreta). Failing to pay means that these items go back up for auction!

Please send addresses by email to admin@arrse.co.uk
 

Cutaway

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#20
May I have my tie moistened ?






Preferably while I wear it.
 

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