My fashionistas, this Sunday I dolled up and headed to the fireworks festival at Alexandra palace. It was the day after Halloween, my Facebook newsfeed was flooding with photos of everyone’s Halloween costumes. I don’t do Halloween costumes as I have a very funny take on this – some do not need to be in any costumes on Halloween, they look scary enough in real life, I’m one of them;) Going out next day of Halloween gave me obvious choice to don a look that was pretty easy to create with pieces from my good ol’ wardrobe. I thought to go in all black with a pop of color – a Poppy brooch; One Time Fashionista’s version of Poppy brooch for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy appeal in the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.
In the year that marks the centenary of the start of one of the costliest conflicts in British history, The Royal British Legion is encouraging everyone to support the Poppy Appeal for the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, The Legion is still helping today’s Armed Forces families in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment.
The poppy is a powerful symbol. It is worn as a brooch throughout the month to commemorate the sacrifices of British Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones.
The Legion aims to raise £40 million during the Poppy Appeal 2014. Money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to the welfare work providing through life care to anyone who is currently serving in the British Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families.
For those of you don’t know yet, when you donate to the Poppy Appeal you help:
bereaved families to Live On
wounded Service men and women to Live On
younger veterans seeking employment and housing to Live On
older veterans needing age – related care to Live On
This vital welfare work is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support. How can you do it? Buy a poppy at the tube station on your way to work or from your corner shop next time when you go to top-up your milk or during your visit to the supermarket and wear your poppy with pride, knowing that you are helping the Armed Forces community to Live On. There are many other ways to donate, to know more log on to their website here and donate generously!
Accessorize Poppy Brooch
Zara Black Jumper
Zara Black Blazer
Clarks Leather Boots
Marks & Spencer Sheer Tights
H&M Leather Skirt
Primark Python Print Clutch