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Poppies

#1
I'm over in the US at the moment and will be over Remembrance Sunday. Would like to wear a poppy in the run up and possibly also get the other people from the UK to wear them too.
Is there a source for poppies out here that anyone knows of? Or can someone send a bunch out? I'll then collect up the dosh to get it back to appropriate charity - presume the RBL?
 
#3
Failing that give RBL Workshops at Aylesford a ring:

Tel: 01622 717172 or Fax 01622 715768

Address is

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
The Royal British Legion Village
AYLESFORD
Kent
ME20 7NX

This is the contact point for 'Mail Order' Poppies, Crosses and Wreaths.

Anyone else with problems. This is your best starting point.
 
#4
wg100 said:
I'm over in the US at the moment and will be over Remembrance Sunday. Would like to wear a poppy in the run up and possibly also get the other people from the UK to wear them too.
Is there a source for poppies out here that anyone knows of? Or can someone send a bunch out? I'll then collect up the dosh to get it back to appropriate charity - presume the RBL?

Where are you in the USA? Florida has a very good RBL and poppy setup and so do another couple of states. Depends if where you are has a large concentration of expats.
 
#5
gentlesoul said:
wg100 said:
I'm over in the US at the moment and will be over Remembrance Sunday. Would like to wear a poppy in the run up and possibly also get the other people from the UK to wear them too.
Is there a source for poppies out here that anyone knows of? Or can someone send a bunch out? I'll then collect up the dosh to get it back to appropriate charity - presume the RBL?

Where are you in the USA? Florida has a very good RBL and poppy setup and so do another couple of states. Depends if where you are has a large concentration of expats.
I'm in Phoenix, Arizona. Contacts in the USA appreciated as there isn't a great deal of time until 11 Nov.
 
#7
Mike_2817 said:
Failing that give RBL Workshops at Aylesford a ring:

Tel: 01622 717172 or Fax 01622 715768

Address is

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
The Royal British Legion Village
AYLESFORD
Kent
ME20 7NX

This is the contact point for 'Mail Order' Poppies, Crosses and Wreaths.

Anyone else with problems. This is your best starting point.
For those in Scotland, there is Poppy Scotland.Same great cause but helps those in Scotland as the RBL fund doesnt.
Give Isla Campbell-Lupton a call on 0141 221 8141
PoppyScotland
New Haig House
Logie Green Rd
Edinburgh
EH7 4HR

enquiries@poppyscotland.org.uk

Damn shame that it's not all in one big fund but since they're not just thought i'd give the Scottish one a plug too :D
 
#8
Just for the record 'Poppy Scotland' was formed as the The Earl Haig Fund Scotland in 1921 at the same time as The Earl Haig Fund. To raise funds particuly for ex-serviceman in Scotland. It is not that the RBL does not fund Scotland, only that Poppy Scotland raises its own funds.
 
#9
I don't want to get into an argument with you.However go take a look at the RBL website. Take a look at the county locator you will see there is NO provision for Scotland, although there is for NI and Wales.Hence the existence of RBL Scotland, which receives funds from PoppyScotland. As I said previously it would be nice if it was all in one big pot, unfortunately it's not.

http://www.rblscotland.org/

http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/

edited to add: lifted from the SSAFA flag book; The Royal British Legion provides assistance worldwide (except in Scotland) in a number of ways.............
 
#11
halomonkey said:
I don't want to get into an argument with you.However go take a look at the RBL website. Take a look at the county locator you will see there is NO provision for Scotland, although there is for NI and Wales.Hence the existence of RBL Scotland, which receives funds from PoppyScotland. As I said previously it would be nice if it was all in one big pot, unfortunately it's not.

http://www.rblscotland.org/

http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/

edited to add: lifted from the SSAFA flag book; The Royal British Legion provides assistance worldwide (except in Scotland) in a number of ways.............
I don't disagree with you. RBL Scotland is separate from the RBL and always has been since the RBL was formed in 1921, It was Scotland's own choice to do so. That is why the RBL does not fund Scotland, Scotland funds itself!

And yes, I would also like to see them combined as well.

As I am married to a Scot and and lived in Edinbough for a number of years, I am a member of BOTH Legions I am well aware of the differance.
 
#16
I'm not wanting to appear tight, but do the metal poppy badges differ from year to year?

While I happily contribute any loose change I have to any RBL box I see, I've no idea if it has become like Red Nose Day & if they have a different type of metal poppy every year? I fail to see the point in picking up yet another paper poppy when I have a perfectly good permanent one.
 
#17
Bossdog said:
OldAdam said:
Is there consular coverage for deepest Essex?

I haven't seen any poppies on sale here yet! :?
Nor in Hertfordshire.
That's because today is the day the Poppy Appeal is officially starting! I must admit my memories of Poppy Appeals seemed longer than 2 weeks before Remembrance Sunday, but apparently it has only ever been 2 weeks each year. You should start to see poppy boxes in shops and amenities from today, but you probably won't see street sellers till next weekend due to council licensing.


wg100 said:
DozyBint said:
Your nearest British Consulate is in LA: CLICKY
Thanks for that info. I phoned them up and they were very helpful. Someone is going to pop some poppies in the post for me.
Good stuff! I spent a couple of years in Singapore and we sourced our poppies from the British High Commission, so they seem to be on the ball.
 
#18
DozyBint said:
wg100 said:
DozyBint said:
Your nearest British Consulate is in LA: CLICKY
Thanks for that info. I phoned them up and they were very helpful. Someone is going to pop some poppies in the post for me.
Good stuff! I spent a couple of years in Singapore and we sourced our poppies from the British High Commission, so they seem to be on the ball.
Admitedly they are having to head down to a local 'English Pub' to source the poppies as the Embassy in Washington is the nearest 'official' place that has them. I'm glad to see they will make the effort to help a Brit in need :D
 

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