Poppy Appeal 2020: Our Fundraising Efforts

Our Poppy Appeal 2020 window display

The Poppy Appeal 2020

 

The Poppy Appeal is something that means a lot to us here at Ill It Solutions and if you have followed previous blog posts, you’ll see we make an effort each year to help with fundraising. We did a massive Poppy Appeal 2019 display, which we’re really proud of.

The Poppy Appeal 2020

We knew that the Poppy Appeal 2020 would be different this year. All in all, 2020 has been a strange year for most of us and social distancing measures will certainly have an effect on poppy sales, so if you are able to support the cause in anyway, this year it is more important than ever.

With Trick or Treating questionable for the end of the month, Christmas markets already cancelled & New Year celebrations likely to be different things year, lots of 2020 is not how many of us expected or would have liked. Lots of charities will be affected by this, so if you’re able to show your support in anyway, it would be much appreciated. That is why we have gone all out with our window display this year & are holding our annual poppy appeal raffle, it would be fantastic to have you all involved.

The Raffle

As part of our fundraising efforts this year, we’re holding a raffle! Just £2 a ticket and we have bagged some brilliant prizes!

1st Prize – Jacqueline Hurley signed World War
Two print

2nd Prize – Handmade ‘Lest We Forget’ glass
lantern

3rd Prize – ‘Lest We Forget’ keyring

4th Prize – Reusable poppy price face coverings.

 

If you’re interested in a ticket, you’re welcome to pop in and buy one. We’re operating fully within social distancing guidelines!

Poppy Appeal Raffle Prizes

Our Window Display

We’d love to know what you think of it! If you visit the shop, take a photo selfie outside the shop and send it to our Facebook page – we’d love to see them!

The British Legion have given lots of fundraising tips on their page, as they know better than any of us the importance of raising funds this year. However did you know that you’re able to buy poppies the post? What a great idea! So if you’re unable to get out and about, or you’re not locally to anywhere that volunteers are able to sell poppies at, you can still support this amazing cause.

We’re really passionate about raising money for this amazing cause and really appreciate any support you’re able to give us. Good luck to everyone who enters the raffle – we’ll be announcing the winner here after the draw!

Of course, none of this would be possible without some amazing support. Special thanks to Jacqueline of Posh Original Art for her signed print and It’s Just Glass for their handmade glass lantern – both amazing raffle prizes. Special thanks to Linda and Jeff Kuyper and all of those that gave up their time to help us create such an amazing window display – thank you all!