It’s time to start fundraising for the Poppy Appeal 2016! As you know, we are big supporters of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and last year the Farnham area raised an incredible £39,000, with Beverley Edmondson Millinery raising £960.88. We’re really pleased with this amount, so thank you for all your donations, and hopefully we can beat that target this year!
We’re also proud to announce that this year we have been accepted as an official corporate partner of the British Legion. Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve been recognised for our fundraising efforts and we can now get more involved with events throughout the year, rather than just during the Poppy Appeal.
We’d like to thank Robert Archer-Burton, Chairman of Farnham’s British Legion, for being so supportive of our fundraising efforts over the years and recommending us for corporate partnership. To make a donation, you can drop into the shop (being mindful of our new opening hours from 1st October! Keep your eyes peeled for more info regarding this!) and add to the collecting tin, or you could purchase one of our beautiful poppy themed accessories.
Last year, our poppy themed brooches, scarves, jewellery and bags were really popular, so we’ve expanded our selection for 2016 to include some luxury handmade leather hair accessories. Our new collection comprises a range of poppy themed headbands, barrettes and hair grips, as well as brooches, necklace pendants and lapel pins. All of these products are made 100% by hand by one of our in-house team, from soft, quality nappa leather and finished with a Swarovski crystal.
The Poppy Appeal is much more than a demonstration of respect for those who’ve lost their lives in conflict; it helps to provide vital advice and support to thousands of modern veterans, service men, women and their families. 20% of net sales from all of our poppy accessories will be donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal throughout September, October and November.
If you’d like to make a purchase, you will shortly be able to find all of our poppy products online on our new sister lifestyle brand, 27b. Of course you’ll be able to find them in store too, (not forgetting our new opening hours) or if you’d prefer, you can also purchase online and then come and and collect from the shop.
Thanks for all of your donations; hopefully we can do another fantastic job this year and raise lots of money for a great cause!