Annual Review 2011/12: Fundraising
The Field contained thousands of wooden crosses, each bearing a message of support for the Armed Forces or a tribute to a loved one. As well as creating a stunning visual display, the Field raised much-needed funds for Poppyscotland.
For the past five years at Remembrance time Poppyscotland has undertaken a fundraising mailing appeal to raise money for the Scottish Poppy Appeal. In 2011, we distributed over 250,000 Little Remembrance Cross packs to households throughout Scotland. These packs contained a small wooden cross and we asked the public to return these crosses with a message, which we would plant in the Field of Remembrance. Over 11,000 crosses were returned, allowing us to create a spectacular tribute to our Armed Forces, past and present, and we raised £240,000 in donations to the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Planting 11,000 crosses was a huge task and we could not have done it without the teams of volunteers, many from companies in the city, who gave up their time in all weathers to ensure the Field was completed by the start of Remembrance Week.
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