Welcome

From our special Arras commemoration, to exciting new projects, 2017 promises to be a special year

DSC_4781cI am delighted to welcome you to the Spring issue of Unforgettable Stories, our first newsletter of the year. 2017 is a year we go into with much optimism as we build on the successes of 2016. Successes that were achieved 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.

You have helped us fund 1,469 cases of vital support for veterans and their families, such as immediate needs grants and employment support. Your kindness has enabled our Inverness Welfare Centre to provide crucial help and advice to over 700 members of the Armed Forces community and ensured 225 people benefited from our Poppy Breaks service.

The year then ended quite fantastically as we received news that Poppyscotland had been awarded almost £1 million in grants. Our news roundup tells you more about how the grants are being used to fund two amazing projects in 2017, including a new Poppyscotland Welfare Centre in Ayrshire.

Finally, I’d like to draw your attention to our special website to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Arras. To mark this historic moment we are planning to release 46,000 poppy petals as a moving tribute to the 46,000 Scottish men who were injured or died at Arras. I hope you will want to join us for what I’m sure will be a very poignant event. Thank you once again for all your support.

 

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising

News

POPPYSCOTLAND LAUNCHES MOST AMBITIOUS FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE YET

Actors Sam Ducane and Jake Morgan from the Somme-inspired West End production The Wipers Times joined current serving soldiers to get down and dirty in a recreated First World War trench today (Friday, 10th November), helping launch Poppyscotland’s most ambitious …

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Events

Scottish Poppy Appeal

The 2017 Scottish Poppy Appeal will run from 26th October to 12th November. Find out more about going the #ExtraMile this Poppy Appeal.  

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Events

Supernova Kelpies

Go the #ExtraMile this Remembrance weekend by taking on a 5K dusk run with the mythical Kelpies! Click here to find out more.

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Our upcoming events