Poppy selling

Discussion in 'General' started by Lofty1, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    Saturday 6th November, did the 1st official day of street collecting, did a bit more during the week, finished 13th, collected in Colchester high st, Paul Rickwood (forum member on the right):poppy: £2057 49.:poppy: total, the 13th was busy as Santa arrived at the main department store in an Abbott, along with a half track 2 Jeeps and an Antar in convoy, strange and confused mode of transport for Santa. Who thought of that,:confused: lofty
     

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  2. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Well done Lofty and Paul!
    I did a few hours collecting last year and was amazed by the gen public. You don't have to approach people (in fact are told not to) but people just keep coming up and asking for poppies. My few hours resulted in an average of about £50 per hour, all towards Hornchurch total of nearly £50K.
    Amazing.
    Sort of restores some faith in human nature eh?.

    Mike

    Mike
     
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    So which of the two poppy sellers calls himself Lofty ? - well done to all poppy sellers everywhere....

    Cheers
     
  4. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    So which of the two poppy sellers calls himself Lofty ? - well done to all poppy sellers everywhere....

    Cheers

    Hello Tom, I the one on the left, regards lofty:rolleyes:
     
  5. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Well done Lofty, you did well.
    WG :)
     
  6. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    I was sent this letter, written by David Thomas, and from The Trumpeter (2004), which I think says it all, and which I thought I would share with you.

    A LETTER TO MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

    I Shall Wear a Poppy on Remembrance Day

    I have brought you up to believe that nothing positive can be achieved through violence; that war is the most violent of human activities and the most wasteful. War is destructive of human life, our most precious commodity. I have taught you that the evil consequences of war does not distinguish between right and wrong that the innocent suffer along with the guilty. It is the lesson of history that through war, whole nations are weakened by the loss of their finest, people, the young, the resourceful, and the brave. - STILL I WEAR A POPPY

    Because through the great wars of our century, so many gave so much. There were those who gave life or health...who suffered loss of limb or sight or sanity. They gave reluctantly, yet, they gave because they believed in something. Others waited and prayed with courage they did not ask for, only to lose all they had loved. Many suffered and died in innocence without ever knowing what it was all about. I want to remember them. - I SHALL WEAR A POPPY

    Because through darkness of war shone many lights-the lights of those who, refusing to be destroyed by evil, rose above it and responded with cheerful courage and decency and pure unselfishness, which is love. I am proud of the heights to which good men can rise when challenged. I want to remember this.- I SHALL WEAR A POPPY

    Because I have known what great cruel destruction force that we call war can be like. Because I am afraid we might forget and let it happen again. I must not forget. I must always remember.- I SHALL WEAR A POPPY

    Because a little poppy will do more than help me to remember. It will raise money to counteract some of the evil that men do. It will help to heal the sick, train the handicapped, and give hope to the disadvantaged. That alone is a good reason for doing something - remember that - Because you are my children, because I love you, I shall wear my poppy. I will remember.
     
  7. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Wendy that is well done - reminds me of another good saying -

    " Wars do not determine who is right - but who is left " !
    Cheers
     
  8. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    I was sent this letter, written by David Thomas, and from The Trumpeter (2004), which I think says it all, and which I thought I would share with you.

    A LETTER TO MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

    I Shall Wear a Poppy on Remembrance Day

    I have brought you up to believe that nothing positive can be achieved through violence; that war is the most violent of human activities and the most wasteful. War is destructive of human life, our most precious commodity. I have taught you that the evil consequences of war does not distinguish between right and wrong that the innocent suffer along with the guilty. It is the lesson of history that through war, whole nations are weakened by the loss of their finest, people, the young, the resourceful, and the brave. - STILL I WEAR A POPPY

    Because through the great wars of our century, so many gave so much. There were those who gave life or health...who suffered loss of limb or sight or sanity. They gave reluctantly, yet, they gave because they believed in something. Others waited and prayed with courage they did not ask for, only to lose all they had loved. Many suffered and died in innocence without ever knowing what it was all about. I want to remember them. - I SHALL WEAR A POPPY

    Because through darkness of war shone many lights-the lights of those who, refusing to be destroyed by evil, rose above it and responded with cheerful courage and decency and pure unselfishness, which is love. I am proud of the heights to which good men can rise when challenged. I want to remember this.- I SHALL WEAR A POPPY

    Because I have known what great cruel destruction force that we call war can be like. Because I am afraid we might forget and let it happen again. I must not forget. I must always remember.- I SHALL WEAR A POPPY

    Because a little poppy will do more than help me to remember. It will raise money to counteract some of the evil that men do. It will help to heal the sick, train the handicapped, and give hope to the disadvantaged. That alone is a good reason for doing something - remember that - Because you are my children, because I love you, I shall wear my poppy. I will remember.

    WG, sincere thanks. Could not have happened without your help.

    Canadian Kiwi
     
  9. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Well done Lofty, Paul and all the poopy sellers up and down the country! :)
     
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    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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