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Branch News
November 22, 2017
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A big ‘thank you’ as Kirkcaldy Poppy Appeal raises £14k

Thanks to the generosity of local shoppers and businesses, donations to Poppyscotland across the Kirkcaldy area have raised an incredible £14,002.59 for the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The charity effort involved local people, businesses and volunteers donating their time, giving generously and getting behind the Poppy Appeal throughout the Remembrance period. A huge number of local Kirkcaldy retailers – supermarkets, barber shops, schools, banks, pubs and more – all made an incredible contribution, without which such an amazing total wouldn’t have been possible. This is in addition to the volunteers to who counted the money and those who took boxes to sell themselves.

All of this money goes towards providing vital support to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland. Each year, approximately five million poppies are sold by the Scottish Poppy Appeal, with their distribution dependent upon the work of volunteers. This year’s Kirkcaldy Area Organiser was MKM Building Supplies.

Ian Watson, Branch Director at MKM Kirkcaldy, said: “A huge thanks to all involved in raising this fantastic amount for the most worthy of causes – this was only possible thanks to the incredible generosity of the general public and local retailers alike who volunteered and donated. Every penny of this money raised will prove crucial.”

Kate Jenkins, Volunteer Support Coordinator from Poppyscotland, said: “The astonishing amount raised in the Kirkcaldy area will go straight towards supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. We want to thank everyone – local people, businesses and schools – for their generosity and time. It’s only because of the work of volunteers, such as our Area Organiser MKM, but also everyone else, that the Scottish Poppy Appeal is able to fund its vital work.”