I make and sell poppy products throughout the year and make a donation to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal from each sale. This year things are a little different in that I have now branched out into wholesale and will be supplying some very reputable establishments in the process! The order I am currently most chuffed about is National Army Museum who will be stocking my Remembrance Poppy Corsage in their gift shop from this week, right next to the RBL enamel lapel pin!
My step up to wholesale has necessitated a review of my retail prices and in the case of the poppy range this means an increase in the donation I make too. I will now donate £1.50 from the sale of the Remembrance Poppy Corsage, £1 from each Tiny Poppy Pin, 75p from the single hair clips as well as donations from limited edition products such as my covered button jewellery range.
The Royal British Legion works to provide support to serving members of the armed forces, veterans of all ages and their families. The wearing of a poppy is a very personal statement with the symbol meaning different things to many different people. There are now so many fantastic designers now making contemporary, fashionable poppies to suit all tastes that we have the opportunity to make our statement more personal than ever.
As always you can follow our fundraising progress from my 2012 poppy collection by
keeping an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. In 2011 we raised
£180 for the appeal - I hope this year will be even better!