Poppy Appeal success

Now in its second year, our Heart o’ Scotland campaign is going from strength to strength. It’s proving to be a very popular way for supporters to express their gratitude to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland and play their part in the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped our ‘Tree of Thanks’ bloom with tartan hearts this Remembrance. Each heart was a touching tribute to brave Servicemen and women, past and present.

Standing proud in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens during November, our little tree made quite a sight, especially as the branches began to fill with heart after heart. By the end of the fortnight, there wasn’t a bare branch in sight.

Initially we received 2,830 hearts from supporters. Then, once the ‘Tree of Thanks’ was up, another 500 were added by members of the public throughout the week. The campaign was such a success that we’re clearly going to need a bigger tree for 2017!

If you returned a heart, thank you so much. Overall, along with our amazing volunteers, you helped to raise a magnificent £56,428.50 to support the Armed Forces community living in Scotland.

We’ll never forget reading some of your personal tributes to your loved ones, and again we would just like to say a very heartfelt thank you for helping our tree bloom with gratitude.

If you would like to find out more about our 2017 Heart o’ Scotland campaign, please email supportercare@poppyscotland.org.uk.

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