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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£4M PROJECT TO SUPPORT OLDER VETERANS IS LAUNCHED

A £4 million programme to support older Armed Forces veterans in Scotland has been officially launched. The Unforgotten Forces project, launched by Scottish Veterans Commissioner Eric Fraser CBE at the Legion Scotland Club in Grangemouth today, will fund a programme …

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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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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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