Sign up to Poppyscotland’s ambitious fundraiser

Actors Sam Duncane and Jake Morgan from West End production The Wipers Times joined current serving soldiers  to support the PoppyScotland appeal.
Actors Sam Duncane and Jake Morgan from West End production The Wipers Times joined current serving soldiers to support the PoppyScotland appeal.

Groups and organisations across East Renfrewshire are being called upon to raise cash for PoppyScotland as the country marks 100 years since the First World War.

The charity has launched a fundraising quest called the 1918 Poppy Pledge which will see groups, schools, businesses and clubs take on the challenge of raising £1,918 or more this year.

Gordon Michie, head of fundraising, said: “Since we launched The Poppy Pledge last year, we’ve had 102 pledgers sign up, which would result in the wonderful sum of at least £195,000 being raised, but the target is 250, or £480,000, which means we need schools, churches, rotary clubs, sports clubs, businesses, community groups do their bit for our brave troops and their families.

“Poppyscotland is committed to providing life-changing support to the Armed Forces community.”

To sign up and for more information, visit the website at www.poppyscotland.org.uk/poppypledge.