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Carol Vaughan

Shawly Knot's 100 Poppy Project (Maidenhead)

Fundraising for The Royal British Legion

319 %
raised of £300 target
by 35 supporters

The Royal British Legion

We provide a lifetime of care and support to the UK Armed Forces and their families

Charity Registration No. 219279


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Being the prolific crocheter that I am, I started making poppies back on the 22nd August in readiness for Remembrance Day. I tried a gazillion different patterns until I found one I really liked the look of.

My aim was to make 100 which I achieved on the19th September with only a few inches of red yarn to spare. Just under a month for 100, not too bad going on top of a full time job. I've since made another 80 odd with still more on the go. I sold the 100th one yesterday, 8/10/19 and we still have another month to go.

I've been selling them at work (and also via friends who had offered to sell some to their friends and colleagues) with all proceeds to the Royal British Legion. £2.50 minimum donation for the standard and slightly smaller sized ones, £10 minimum donation for the giant kilt pin and teeny stick pin ones

This JustGiving page is set up for anyone who would prefer to pay by card/PayPal for their poppies (or just donate) and for me to pay in any cash donations so that there is visibility of how well the project is doing and that the money is going where it is intended.

This is just a short list of where your money could go:

£5 could:

  • supply and fit grab rails for someone who has been injured
  • help with travel costs to allow a family to visit a loved one in hospital
  • help with travel costs to get to employment related training

£25 could help with:

  • emergency accommodation in a hotel or bed-and-breakfast
  • tuition fees for an online learning course for a veteran

£45 could provide:

  • business attire for a job interview or new career

£50 could help with:

  • food vouchers for a family facing financial hardship
  • travel costs for a family to attend a break centre
  • installation of a care phone, enabling vital telephone support for a vulnerable beneficiary

£135 could provide:

  • temporary accommodation and food vouchers for a family facing financial hardship

£150 could provide:

  • a household starter pack to help a family in a new home

£250 could provide:

  • a veteran's license fee for Security Industry Authority (SIA) registration
  • emergency funding to assist a Gurkha settling in the UK

I've made some little card hangers to display them on showing my Facebook page (just on the off chance that someone also needs a matching shawl or a woolly hat to pin their poppy to), other than me using the cards to advertise, there are absolutely no costs at all to the charity for my materials, it's all coming from my unfeasibly large stash of craft supplies.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


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