News in brief

NEWS IN BRIEF

FANTASTIC FUNDRAISERS

A special thank you to the Royal Navy, Army and RAF cadet forces who collect impressive amounts of money for our Armed Forces community. This

summer the Army Cadet Forces of Lothian & Borders and Glasgow & South Lanarkshire raised a terrific £7,825.27 for Poppyscotland on Armed Forces Day.

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

You could collect in your local supermarket or put out poppy tins around your area. You could join the Poppy dances and Tea & Toasts taking place across the country or you could organise your own event, from a quiz in your local pub or community hall to a bake sale at your work. Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to contact your local Regional Fundraiser in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness, who will be happy to help you and will provide you with materials to poppify your event.

If you would like to do something different then get in touch with your local Regional Fundraiser to get started. Email fundraiseforus@poppyscotland.org.uk

#COUNTTHEMIN

We have launched a campaign to include questions about the Armed Forces community in the 2021 Census. At the moment, we know how many Jedi

Knights there are in Scotland, but we know little about the people we are here to support. We want this to change. By ‘counting them in’ we can gain insight that will help us and other organisations develop future services. The cover image on this newsletter was one of a series of striking images created to show how members of the Armed Forces community are often hidden in plain sight. Find out more at www.poppyscotland.org.uk/countthemin

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