RBL Poppy Appeal

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/index.cfm?asset_id=513104

Folks,

I was just speaking to our local organiser in Cheshire. She tells me that lots of areas of the UK are short of collectors for this year's campaign. We all know what a good cause this is, and how much the funds are needed, now as always.

If any arrsers can spare time, in any capacity, please use the link above to register.

As Mr. Pontin said so famously 'Book Early'!!!

Thank you.
 
#2
Hi, RAFB ... that's a good call that deserves a BUMP.

As a lightly-tottering RBL drone here, I'm well aware that the majority of those who make Poppy Appeal happen are seriously elderly. I've recently been appointed "2i/c Island-wide Wreaths" to an 82 yo ex-Major, mainly just in case he falls off his perch or is unable to carry on.

You young bu66ers ... get out there and "Help The Aged" and the Royal British Legion [please] ;-)
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
Why thank you Mr. Sophist. How lovely to be considered to be still in the flower of my youth!

The RBL were very quick to respond to my contact, and said exactly the same as you - many of their folk are retiring, and they need youngsters nationwide.

Go on, folks. You know you want to ..
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
Better have a Tuesday bump too.

Surely more people than B_S and I are interested in this topic!
 
#7
There are lots of us already on here but we always need more. Especially, a nice fit strapping lad for the girls to letch after perhaps? Shallow but true. The 80 year old guys just arent cutting it.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
Could be an interesting marketing campaign

'Sell poppies, find a fit bloke'.

Could work!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#9
Just received this reply;

Thank you very much for offering to help with the Poppy Appeal in Sussex . I will pass your details onto your local Poppy Appeal Organiser, who will contact you prior to the Poppy Appeal in November.



To give you a little background to the Poppy Appeal in Sussex . The County is divided into approximately 160 Districts each organised by a Poppy Appeal Organiser (PAO). Each PAO is responsible for the running the Appeal within their district. While we can only offer Poppies during the fortnight leading up to Remembrance Sunday, there is much to be done around this time. Trays and tins have to be prepared and distributed to all the collectors, shops, and offices etc who have agreed to help. Then after Remembrancetide all the trays and tins need to be collected in, counted and banked.



I hope this gives you an initial idea of what it is all about. All the money that is collected goes towards our welfare work, which supports the 13 million strong Ex-Service community. So just an hour or two of your time, during this period would be wonderful.



Should for any reason you fail to hear from your local Poppy Appeal Organiser by mid October then please do contact me. We would hate to lose your kind offer of support.



Thank you very much indeed for supporting the Poppy Appeal and for your very kind offer of assistance.



Helen Corrigan

Community Fundraiser Sussex

Poppy Collectors: Help us to keep our annual Poppy Appeal growing. Without volunteer collectors out there on the streets, without appeal organisers planning the collections, this great cause would grind to a halt. We urgently need to recruit more people as many of our current volunteers are retiring from active duty. Add to this the ever increasing demand on the Legion’s services and you can see we need your help more than ever.
 
#10
I never got a reply Ugly when I filled in the on-line thingy- that's not fair :(
 

oldbaldy

LE
Moderator
#11
PM me with where you are Poppy & I'll give you the local phone number.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#13
Poppy said:
I never got a reply Ugly when I filled in the on-line thingy- that's not fair :(
Maybe I shouldnt have sent her the photos of you naked!
 
#14
I've been asked to do some leaflet distributing at the end of Aug/Sept and am in the OTC, chu reckon they'd want me in uniform?
 
#15
theprior said:
I've been asked to do some leaflet distributing at the end of Aug/Sept and am in the OTC, chu reckon they'd want me in uniform?
Subject to your CO's approval, why not?

I doubt RBL would request it, but IMO it helps reinforce the on-going aspect of what Poppy is all about. Not just the Old Wars, or the Current Wars, but the Wars Yet To Come.
 
#16
It also shows people that not all teenagers are scruffs/hoodies/thugs/arrses.

Go for it!
 
C

cloudbuster

Guest
#17
Having checked my roster for early November and found I'm not offshore, I've just emailed my local organiser and volunteered to rattle a tin for the week.

Hopefully I will also make the Cenotaph too.
 
#18
Looking forward actually to shaking a tin on campus this year. I will be interested to see the reception we get...
 
#19
theprior said:
Looking forward actually to shaking a tin on campus this year. I will be interested to see the reception we get...
I'd guess a mix ... some pro, undoubtedly some beards who are anti :wink:

Remember it's politicians who make wars, and the RBL then helps pick up the pieces with the victims from all 3 Services.

Gives you a chance to try your appealing chat-up line with anything good-looking that passes by. Concentrate on the opposite gender, though ... it will statistically improve your success rate [possibly] :wink:
 
#20
Haha of course. It's outrageous the number of students who actually lay the blame on soldiers, more out of ignorance than spite. Still it's a laugh prancing (sensibly and with great decorum) around in uniform and doing it for a good cause. Better than the women who stand outside the library dressed as trees...
 

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