On 19 Nov 2016 at 2:57pm Dave Scott wrote:
The bulk count of poppy tins for this year has been completed, and with a handful still to come in itís my pleasure to report that that we have already received a record level of donations. Over £20,500 has been raised in the Lewes area so far.
Sadly we had 4 collection tins stolen from premises this year; 3 from the High Street and 1 from Southover. These thefts have been reported to the police and are being investigated.
For those of you that were unable to get one of the 2016 enamel poppy pins, we now have some more available Ė please ask at the bar in either the Brewers or Elephant & Castle. Suggested donation remains at £2 per pin.
Iíd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have so generously supported this yearís appeal, including the shops and businesses that accept and display the trays of poppies, the street collectors that venture out in all weathers and most of all the small team of volunteers, who, behind the scenes, make it all happen. You know who you are.
If you are interested in getting involved next year please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint Poppy Appeal Organiser - Lewes
On 19 Nov 2016 at 3:20pm Clifford wrote:
I know it's probably a bit of a liberty, but thanks Dave for what you and your colleagues do this for this worthy cause.
On 19 Nov 2016 at 5:20pm Daevid wrote:
I am a firm supporter of Jon Snow and the Poppy Fascism standpoint, but I cannot denigrate people like Dave Scott.
On 19 Nov 2016 at 5:29pm Wear it with pride wrote:
Snow is typical of the liberal media. Totally out of touch with typical working people. Absolute tw@t
On 19 Nov 2016 at 7:05pm Clifford wrote:
I have to disagree with you Wear it. One of the freedoms the men and women who were killed died for was freedom of thought. If you think people MUST wear a poppy then you're closer to the ideas they were fighting. I choose to wear one in memory of all the workers who volunteered, were forced, were conscripted into fighting and dying. Others may choose to remember in other ways or even not think about it.
On 19 Nov 2016 at 7:10pm Observer wrote:
@Clifford - please say what you mean - you wear a white poppy - yes? So do I - to remember ALL of the people who died please.
On 19 Nov 2016 at 7:20pm Clifford wrote:
Sorry to disappoint you Observer in your little cliche-world. I wear a red poppy. Good luck to those who wear a white one - it's their choice and their obviously sincere. Unlike people like you I'm afraid, who just regurgitate the same old stuff wthout a thought.
On 21 Nov 2016 at 6:49am Sandy wrote:
This year I wore a small brass poppy, £50 which goes directly to the appeal. Each is individually inscribed with the name of a soldier who didn't make it home. Mine was a young man only just out of school. We live in fortunate times, important not to forget. Amazing as I stood at the war memorial in silence at 11am on the 11th November. Lots of people just walking by mesmerised to their mobile phones, this being their only concern. Each to their own I respect this but always good to spare a thought for others.
On 21 Nov 2016 at 2:03pm Jonny wrote:
Clifford, don't know you from Adam, but hear hear. I wonder what our England and Scotland teams were privately thinking the other night? Embarrassing mess.
On 21 Nov 2016 at 7:26pm Zoe Connor wrote:
What does a white poppy mean?
My pensioner mother is wearing one simply because she likes the colour. She has no idea it might actually symbolise something.
Please enlighten me so that I can make her aware.
On 21 Nov 2016 at 8:13pm Wotcha wrote:
Red poppies are sold by the Royal British Legion to commemorate members of the British armed forces who lost their lives in war. White poppies were introduced in the 1920s by members of the Women's Co-operative Guild as part of their campaign against war ever being repeated and to commemorate all victims of war, not just British victims.
On 21 Nov 2016 at 9:03pm anne wrote:
And not just male victims; the rape of women has often meant the victors' sign of victory.
On 22 Nov 2016 at 3:25am wrote:
It wonít be long before the last WWII survivor dies, and then Iím not buying any more poppies. The only wars since then will have been by combatants who joined up as a career choice. I canít actually think of any wars that would have my support either, theyíre all in the name of access to free resources for our industrialists, ideological bullying or political careerist strategies.
Picking up the spirit of the right wing rhetoric that seems so popular, why should I be handing over my hard earned savings to someone suffering from bad life choices holding their hand out? They chose to go to war, they should have prepared properly.
On 22 Nov 2016 at 7:49am wtf wrote:
How convenient that will be for you. Then you can go back to knitting your Llama wool sweater whilst munching your muesli. People like you make me sick. It's partly because of people laying down their lives that idiots like you are able to enjoy a free world and are given the ability to write such cr*p.
On 22 Nov 2016 at 8:56am wrote:
You insolent f*****g twat, don't you dare insult my grandfather who gave up his life to fight right wing Nazi scum, how dare you compare that to someone who joined up for pay, for a career, and lost their poor lickle gonads on Goose Green propping up Thatchers political career. You are exactly the sort of embarrassment that good honest English men have to apologise for.
You really are a Britain hating piece of brexiter c***.
On 23 Nov 2016 at 6:58pm Dave Scott wrote:
WTF you hit the nail on the head.
The poster with no name has shown themselves to be a radical left wing whinger. Hates Margaret Thatcher and brexiteers.
What a nasty little embarrassment to the human race.
On 24 Nov 2016 at 4:03pm Dave Scott wrote:
I've now reserved my name on this forum, so if the troll who posted as me in the comment above wants to post again then they will have to use someone else's name...
On 25 Nov 2016 at 12:08am Someone else's name wrote:
Done as you said Dave.