Poppy collection, small poppy badge. £3.49 from £15.00 at M&S and they donate too! Free C&C
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Poppy collection, small poppy badge. £3.49 from £15.00 at M&S and they donate too! Free C&C

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Found 9th Jan
Great price. Cute to wear and show support year after year.

£3.49 from £15.00 online with free C&C

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98 Comments

Is it just me, but the thought of discounting such a significant icon is abhorrent? Nice deal, but all profits, £4.50 from the retail selling price of £15.00 will be paid to The Royal British Legion. This means that only £1 is donated. I guess every £1 helps, but this sort of item should not be discounted in my opinion.

You should buy one every year even if these metal ones last forever

I've wanted one of these every year as my paper ones always fall off and get lost after a few hours!! This way I can have a lovely poppy, contribute to a good cause and continue contributing each year

Just a note it says all profit, but we don't know how much their costs are, or what their accountants say they are!

So you could be donating far less than you think.

Great deal but doesn't do much in terms of support.

Just Wearing one of these shows support
Edited by: "everypennycounts" 10th Jan

I know its not the full amount but its better than nothing heat added.

"The Poppy® Collection - Join M&S in supporting The Royal British Legion Remembrance commemoration with their beautiful Poppy Collection. All profits, £4.50 from the retail selling price of £15.00 will be paid to The Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity No. 219279) and Poppyscotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096). For more information visit britishlegion.org.uk. "

support someone's salary. Don't be stupid people. These 'charities' pay themself first

Lovely just brought one thanks

Monaco Blue

"The Poppy® Collection - Join M&S in supporting The Royal British Legion … "The Poppy® Collection - Join M&S in supporting The Royal British Legion Remembrance commemoration with their beautiful Poppy Collection. All profits, £4.50 from the retail selling price of £15.00 will be paid to The Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity No. 219279) and Poppyscotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096). For more information visit http://www.britishlegion.org.uk. "


So basically £4.50 to charity for £3.49 donation?

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kruger1

support someone's salary. Don't be stupid people. These 'charities' pay … support someone's salary. Don't be stupid people. These 'charities' pay themself first



​I fully agree. I don't really like the ideas of charities. Their as bad as the fake beggers that sit on the street.

kruger1

support someone's salary. Don't be stupid people. These 'charities' pay … support someone's salary. Don't be stupid people. These 'charities' pay themself first


I always make sure there are no/few people over £60k pay if I'm donating to a charity.

Support the volunteers - plenty of people on over £100k at comic relief.... you don't see their stories on the tv.

This is actually a brooch and not a pin badge, just so people are aware

alexc100

This is actually a brooch and not a pin badge, just so people are aware


So is it more for a woman, or is it unisex?

Tunner

Is it just me, but the thought of discounting such a significant icon is … Is it just me, but the thought of discounting such a significant icon is abhorrent? Nice deal, but all profits, £4.50 from the retail selling price of £15.00 will be paid to The Royal British Legion. This means that only £1 is donated. I guess every £1 helps, but this sort of item should not be discounted in my opinion.



Not the best thing to reduce but not "abhorrent" either.There are lots and lots of things out there which get reduced for whatever reason which have all or some of the profits going to worthwhile causes.I think we seem to get our knickers in a twist far too easily these days when it comes to things which seem to diss our servicemen and women

One last point is my grandad who passed a couple of years ago said that the great thing about the poppy appeal is that it used to be done with a quiet dignity which he said seems to getting eroded away with people seemingly wearing them as a fashion accessory rather than a symbol of remembrance.One thing which stuck out for me though was last year we went to look at the ceramic poppy wave display which was put on at the Yorkshire sculpture park.The amount of people who were taking smiling selfies in front of the display was sickening

Ordered two. Always donate, but never take the paper poppy as they never last the day. Reviews say they're lovely but fastener is rubbish, so if you buy make sure it is firmly secured when wearing.

nicer than a paper poppy and you can still put money in the tin without taking a paper poppy.

It's got really bad reviews, flops down and falls off as it's too heavy for the fastening.

Ordered one, thanks OP. I had one of the original Buckley brooches which I loved but lost so this is perfect for me. I still make a donation every year when wearing a brooch just like I would if I wore a paper poppy. Unfortunately I seem to destroy the paper ones and it seems very disrespectful to wear a tatty one or nothing at all.

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kos1c

​I fully agree. I don't really like the ideas of charities. Their as bad a … ​I fully agree. I don't really like the ideas of charities. Their as bad as the fake beggers that sit on the street.


I fully disagree. No one complains when an organisation commits money to staff training and development, invests in infrastructure and generally improves the business operations. If a charity does it, however, then it's a scandal.
Switch your brains on for five minutes, it costs money to stay operational, charity or not. I personally want a charity running like an efficient business, not some ramshackle collection of well meaning imbeciles

I have a Buckley brooch that I wear every year, but I still donate, just don't take the paper Poppy as I always lose them

rosieryveswebb

Ordered one, thanks OP. I had one of the original Buckley brooches which … Ordered one, thanks OP. I had one of the original Buckley brooches which I loved but lost so this is perfect for me. I still make a donation every year when wearing a brooch just like I would if I wore a paper poppy. Unfortunately I seem to destroy the paper ones and it seems very disrespectful to wear a tatty one or nothing at all.



Why is it disrespectful not to wear a poppy?

teerex

Why is it disrespectful not to wear a poppy?



Well I guess some would say that it's not enough that you remember the sacrifice and the loss, you must show you remember. It's such a small thing why would anyone not do it? Doing this also goes some way to passing the message on to younger generations.

People. This is a charity. A recognisable and well intentioned charity. To the posters who suggest charitable causes don't get the full benefit of donations, they "may" be right - I don't know. But the charities at least get something. We've not got a lot of disposable income these days so we look at what's on offer and decide accordingly. As far as a charity is concerned there's no right or wrong. You go with what you believe, and even the fact you're prepared to donate is ace. I lost family I'll never get the chance to know, so for me - good call op

Ordered one, always wanted, the price is too good to miss it !

gslgregory

So is it more for a woman, or is it unisex?



I would say that men probably wouldn't wear a brooch. You might be more interested in the poppy lapel pin badge. You can buy them on Amazon (supplied by the British Legion) for £4

teerex

Why is it disrespectful not to wear a poppy?



I think it's disrespectful not to take the time to get a poppy and support veterans if you're that way politically inclined. I understand other people don't agree with the poppy and I don't judge them for not wearing it but for me personally, with the values I hold, it feels disrespectful not to make an effort.

Ordered - thank you. I will still buy a paper poppy and the British Legion is my chosen Sparks card charity.

Many people choose to remember in their own way and donate to charity in their own way. It is a peculiarly British thing that we have to show other people that we have supported/donated a particular cause.

Supporting war or even accepting it as being ok or somehow necessary only supports the salaries of politicians, arms dealers and other individuals that are of no real use to society. It all comes down to profit, expansion of borders and other methods of one group of people obtaining control over another group of people. No, the second world war wasn't about freedom, it was one empire fighting another emerging empire over land. Eugenics was an idea in the UK and US long before the Nazis were voted (yes) into power in Germany, it's where they got their ideas from. The history of this country and the archaic royals that are still hanging around are just as bad, if not worse than anyone that they fought against in the world wars.

This idea that people fought for your freedom is stupid, you don't have any freedom now...they just realised that jackboots and troops on the street weren't the way to take it from you because people tend to fight back. The Gestapo is now that little device in your pocket...keep taking those selfies and sending those emails, must keep our glorious dictator up to date on your lives! Maybe take a picture of your new poppy badges to show allegiance to her system.

Get this if you wish and then put whatever money you deem suitable in the collection tin. First hand experience of the help that the British Legion can and does supply so money does get to where it is meant to go.

I'm ex military and myself and colleagues wear these (or similar) but always put money in collections annually. I also make sure I buy something from the shop regularly and then give as gifts. Remember this is not Help For Heroes or similar who only support more recent conflicts (Iraq, Afghanistan) due to the nature of how they have been set up. Legion supports all military and x military.

IMO the comment about beggars is frankly insulting but at least you have the freedom to make it I guess. Please also don't give to any non recognised military charity who may be collecting in your local area. A lot have appeared and the money is not getting to where it should be going and doing the good you intend it to as collectors work on commission!!

omgpleasespamme

Well I guess some would say that it's not enough that you remember the … Well I guess some would say that it's not enough that you remember the sacrifice and the loss, you must show you remember. It's such a small thing why would anyone not do it? Doing this also goes some way to passing the message on to younger generations.



I don't agree with the common view that we all have to wear a poppy to show that we remember - I think that it's merely for show these days with everyone forced to wear one to appear on tv.


rosieryveswebb

I think it's disrespectful not to take the time to get a poppy and … I think it's disrespectful not to take the time to get a poppy and support veterans if you're that way politically inclined. I understand other people don't agree with the poppy and I don't judge them for not wearing it but for me personally, with the values I hold, it feels disrespectful not to make an effort.



OK, I thought you were saying that everyone should be so inclined. Good for you to hold your own views.


GW61

Many people choose to remember in their own way and donate to charity in … Many people choose to remember in their own way and donate to charity in their own way. It is a peculiarly British thing that we have to show other people that we have supported/donated a particular cause.



Well said! Some people get so wound up that others choose not to wear a poppy that it makes a mockery of the sacrifice of the soldiers that died to allow us the freedoms that mean we can choose not to do so.

dar72

Supporting war or even accepting it as being ok or somehow necessary only … Supporting war or even accepting it as being ok or somehow necessary only supports the salaries of politicians, arms dealers and other individuals that are of no real use to society. It all comes down to profit, expansion of borders and other methods of one group of people obtaining control over another group of people. No, the second world war wasn't about freedom, it was one empire fighting another emerging empire over land. Eugenics was an idea in the UK and US long before the Nazis were voted (yes) into power in Germany, it's where they got their ideas from. The history of this country and the archaic royals that are still hanging around are just as bad, if not worse than anyone that they fought against in the world wars.This idea that people fought for your freedom is stupid, you don't have any freedom now...they just realised that jackboots and troops on the street weren't the way to take it from you because people tend to fight back. The Gestapo is now that little device in your pocket...keep taking those selfies and sending those emails, must keep our glorious dictator up to date on your lives! Maybe take a picture of your new poppy badges to show allegiance to her system.


Clumsy attempt to crowbar the conversation round to something you feel like having a rant about. Shame you had to denigrate people who are just trying to honour the sacrifices of the dead but I suppose that seemed worth it to you.

nanuek

Clumsy attempt to crowbar the conversation round to something you feel … Clumsy attempt to crowbar the conversation round to something you feel like having a rant about. Shame you had to denigrate people who are just trying to honour the sacrifices of the dead but I suppose that seemed worth it to you.



That's right, stick your head in the sand and ignore any points made entirely. This is the Internet after all.

dar72

Supporting war or even accepting it as being ok or somehow necessary only … Supporting war or even accepting it as being ok or somehow necessary only supports the salaries of politicians, arms dealers and other individuals that are of no real use to society. It all comes down to profit, expansion of borders and other methods of one group of people obtaining control over another group of people. No, the second world war wasn't about freedom, it was one empire fighting another emerging empire over land. Eugenics was an idea in the UK and US long before the Nazis were voted (yes) into power in Germany, it's where they got their ideas from. The history of this country and the archaic royals that are still hanging around are just as bad, if not worse than anyone that they fought against in the world wars.This idea that people fought for your freedom is stupid, you don't have any freedom now...they just realised that jackboots and troops on the street weren't the way to take it from you because people tend to fight back. The Gestapo is now that little device in your pocket...keep taking those selfies and sending those emails, must keep our glorious dictator up to date on your lives! Maybe take a picture of your new poppy badges to show allegiance to her system.



A wonderful interweave of fact and "ballocks".

I have served & some of my friends and colleagues died or live with wounds (physical or psychological).

War isn’t good, it's awful, remembrance of those damaged by it isn’t about glorifying them or war it's about recognising that people gave something of themselves in the belief that it would make a positive difference to society.

The politics is a separate issue.
Edited by: "Tomb" 10th Jan

I am sorry but a charity should accept 100% donation policy which means anything you donate goes straight to the cause. Admin, logistics, services costs and fees etc should not be used from the donated money and should rather be funded separately, example with sponsors.

3% Quidco too.

Tanweeralqarni

I am sorry but a charity should accept 100% donation policy which means … I am sorry but a charity should accept 100% donation policy which means anything you donate goes straight to the cause. Admin, logistics, services costs and fees etc should not be used from the donated money and should rather be funded separately, example with sponsors.



And who exactly do you think would sponsor them to cover these costs? If that was even a tiny bit realistic they would already be doing it.
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