30 October 2017
25 October 2017
Tomorrow marks the launch of the 2017 Poppy Appeal.
This year we are once again asking our supporters to Rethink Remembrance by recognising the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation too.
Please do look out for coverage of our campaign. As well as advertising in national and regional press, we’ll also be unveiling our brand new nationwide TV campaign.
Starting 28 October, two second teasers will air during peak evening spots on Channel 4 and its associated channels.
Our full 30 second advert will appear from 4 November, but I am pleased to share with you an exclusive preview today - be sure to check it out here or by clicking on the image above.
You can also follow the campaign on Facebook at Royal British Legion, Twitter, and Instagram.
Rethinking Remembrance is about remembering servicemen like Harris Tatakis, a Royal Marine injured in Afghanistan, who said of his experience, “When you come home injured, it can feel like you’ve been forgotten.”
By wearing a poppy and supporting the Legion, you ensure no one is forgotten. You are not only honouring the memory of those who have fallen in past conflicts, you are also giving vital, life-changing support to people like Harris who need your help. Men, women and families – here and now – who have served their country and need help to Live On through injury, illness, bereavement or other forms of hardship.
Rethinking Remembrance is all about the past and present, as well as the future. As you read the stories below, of Donna and Mark, Harris, and Tom, please know that it is for their futures – and for the futures of thousands of other ex-Servicemen and women across the UK – that we ask you to support this year’s Poppy Appeal.
Over the coming weeks, the nation will join together to remember our Servicemen and women, veterans, and their families. We hope you will join us, and wear your poppy with pride.
Assistant Director of Fundraising: Individual Giving
23 October 2017
The chili fried squid was excellent, so too were the duck hoisin pancakes. The main courses came first (!) and then we had everything on the table at the same time. I had chicken katsu. To say it reminds of something my old she cat. Minnie, used to leave for me in the kitchen sink if she was left in all day..... No don't go there.
22 October 2017
20 October 2017
18 October 2017
Got back from Florida last Friday. Had a couple of hours rest and then got up. A suggestion from my brother, Neill, to beat jet lag.
Having kitchen fitters in does help with early mornings and no lie-in.
Saturday was a bit knackered and had a lie-in. Sunday up to get to the County for the monthly Meldrews Meeting.
Monday went to work. Feeling okay.
About halfway started to feel warm. Took off sweatshirt. Hotter. Hotter. Sweating. Chilling.
Then apparently I passed out.
I was helped off the train by a kind lady who turned out to be a nurse. I was sick on the platform. She stayed with me for about twenty minutes. I was so out of it I can't remember her name.
Some British Transport Police came along and called a Paramedic. She came quickly on her bicycle. Fully equipped. Did blood pressure and heart rate. Then when I told her what drugs I am on she called an ambulance. Possible heart attack?
The station guys were excellent and took me to the first aid room. More vomiting on the way. Ambulance was there.
They took some ECG's and saw some iregularities, but each one they did was the same.
Firstly under blue lights and sirens we went to St Bartholomew's (Barts) where I was wired up again for more ECG's. Same result. They decided that there was no coronary problem. Back to the ambulance and more sedately to The Royal London Hospital. One of the oldest hospitals in the capital.
Loads of tests and they determined that I had a normal fainting condition. Body temp rising allied with low blood pressure and low heart rate and poof! Sparko!
Still feel tired and as we say cream crackered in Cockney Rhyming Slang. Saw my own doctor and advised not to exert myself and return to work on Monday
Work ain't gonna be happy.
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