Year 6 Pupil Supports Poppy Day Appeal Collection in London
8 December 2015
On the 31st October, my dad and I went into London to sell poppies as part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim youth community.
We had an early start and travelled to Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Close by is the British Legions offices, which is where we had to collect our poppy boxes and donation buckets. We were given a bag with a t shirt for us to wear.
We were based in Waterloo underground station.
There were a lot of people around and many took a little time to talk to me. They were very impressed that a youngster had given up their time on a weekend to collect for charity.
My dad and I also meet some soldiers who were holding an exhibition to show where all the money raised from the poppy appeal goes to. They were really inspiring and asked me a lot of question about myself. They were so grateful for our support and our time given to collect on their behalf.
We attracted a lot of media attention. We were tweeted about and the British Royal legion re tweeted pictures of us with the soldiers. We we also featured on good news network internet page on the 8th November.
After spending 6 hours collecting for the poppy appeal ( with only a 30 minute break), I was exhausted but very happy that I was able to help. I wanted to show my support and appreciation for all people who served in all Wars. Who had lost their lives or had been injured and how their sacrifice still means a lot now.