Team Poppy is a growing army of individuals and groups who are going the #ExtraMile in their fundraising for Poppyscotland. They all know how important tin donations during the Poppy Appeal are, but they also know that by going the #ExtraMile and doing some additional fundraising, Poppyscotland will be able to reach many more members of the Armed Forces community who urgently need help.
Some run. Some cycle. Some bake. Some jump. All of them share two things in common. They all want to make a life-changing difference to the Armed Forces community and they all want to do that by going the #ExtraMile in their fundraising.
Be inspired by some of their incredible stories below.
Thomas Bremner has raised more than £40,000 for Poppyscotland by doing lots of different challenges, including cycling from Fife to the First World War battlefields in France, then again to the battlefields in Belgium. Thomas also did a bungee jump in aid of Poppyscotland. See how he got on in the video below:
Claire Smith decided to go the #ExtraMile by undertaking 17 challenges in 2017. Her final challenge, running the Loch Ness Marathon, was done in aid of Poppyscotland.
Rose Gentle’s son Gordon was tragically killed while on active duty in Iraq in 2007. She has campaigned tirelessly on his behalf ever since, and went the #ExtraMile for Poppyscotland by facing her fears and taking on a zip slide across the river Clyde.
Janice McGeechan first organised a sponsored cycling event for Poppyscotland in her hometown of Girvan. She then went the #ExtraMile by organising a triathlon for her colleagues at William Grant & Sons. Staff from across four sites came together and swam, cycled and ran their way to an amazing fundraising total of £4000.
Liz McKay organised two Poppy Morning’s in her sheltered housing complex, and persuaded all her neighbours to come along and support her fundraising effortsd. Liz has raised more than £1000 for Poppyscotland.
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If you have been inspired by those we help and those who are already going the #ExtraMile, join us by going the #ExtraMile for the 2017 Scottish Poppy Appeal.