I’ve Had An Idea!

You may recall a blog I wrote sometime ago, Poppies.image

Well for reasons way too complicated to go in to, the cushions never did get out to Aruba.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, that dreadful war that cost our nation so dearly. It did inspire the wonderful poem Fields of Flanders and of course Armistice Day. The 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

I am proud to say that in my lifetime, in fact in recent years the armistice silence is so faithfully observed in the UK. Only a few years ago I stood in Kings Cross, a phenomenally busy train station as the 11th hour was announced. The whole station came to a totally moving silence and stand still. It moved me deeply.

Well now …. My idea.

These here poppy cushions. I would like to somehow promote a raffle to win the set, proceeds of the raffle to go to The British Legion.

So far my idea has got as far as asking a local shop to display initially pictures of the cushions (to avoid fading of the actual cushions) also offering the raffle tickets for sale. Could be good business for them as I think the local press would quite like to do an article.

Spread this out over the year to allow for as much money as possible to be raised for this wonderful charity who do so very much for all military families, to culminate in the winner being selected immediately after the armistice silence.

What do you think?

Additional ideas to promote and raise more greatly welcomed.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CurlsnSkirls
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 14:41:58

    We don’t have this tradition nearly so strongly in U.S., so can’t really reply… but won’t let that stop me. 😉
    It sounds like a good idea. Why not ring up your local newspaper, ask to talk to the features editor, and have a chat about it? Or is that totally impractical?
    All best wishes ~
    del xx

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  2. The Twisted Yarn
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 14:58:30

    What a lovely idea. Close to the day, I bet the blogging/Facebook community would be happy to publicise this. I’d happily join in.

    Reply

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