Gordon Michie, Head of fundraisingI’m delighted to welcome you to the Autumn edition of Unforgettable Stories.

The Scottish Poppy Appeal is just around the corner. It’ll not be long before our amazing Volunteer Area Organisers mobilise their incredible volunteers.  Soon collectors will be lining local streets and communities, bringing with them 60,000 collecting tins and 4.5 million handmade red Scottish poppies.

Poppyscotland staff will be joining our 10,000 volunteers and we hope to meet many of you during Remembrance time. I am in no doubt that – once again – you will help us make this Appeal even bigger and better than our last.

Your support is not only greatly appreciated, it makes a real difference. Your kindness has enabled our Inverness Welfare Centre to offer crucial help and advice to more than 700 members of the Armed Forces community and has also ensured 237 people benefited from our Poppy Breaks service.

This edition of our newsletter tells you more about who we are and how we help. I’d like to draw your attention to our special raffle feature on page 4, as well as our update on the 100th Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Arras on page 5. This special event took place at The National Wallace Monument in May.

I know I don’t need to remind you that our successes are only achievable thanks to supporters like you. So, on behalf of the Armed Forces community living in Scotland, I’d like to thank you for all your support.

Gordon Michie
Head of Fundraising
(Royal Air Force, 1988-1995)

PS Good luck if you’re taking part in this autumn’s raffle! Find out more on page 4.



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