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Re: Poppy of Honour 2018
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 March 17 20:58 GMT (UK) »
It sounds interesting, does the site imply that this large box will be moved around the country as it states it only take 4 people to assemble it?  I hope it's genuine, I don't like it when not enough info is given and, also, having to donate through JustGiving means that they take a percentage of all donations.

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Re: Poppy of Honour 2018
« Reply #10 on: Monday 20 March 17 21:10 GMT (UK) »
Being a natural born cynic I have emailed the MP who has allegedly endorsed this. 

The lack of information is extremely worrying and I suspect it is a scam.
GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 March 17 21:20 GMT (UK) »
I am still waiting to hear back; I had emailed about writing the poppies. My daughter had the link in a school email suggesting that the students helped with the poppy writing.

If this proves to be a scam I will ask for this thread to be removed.
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Re: Poppy of Honour 2018
« Reply #12 on: Monday 20 March 17 22:24 GMT (UK) »
No, don't remove this thread if it is a scam.  Like most scams it could keep coming back.  Keep the warning alive.
I hope it is not a scam as it sounds great.
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Re: Poppy of Honour 2018
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 March 17 22:40 GMT (UK) »
I'm not sure that it's a scam. Wouldn't it have been picked up by now by the media if it was, as it is quite easy to find by googling?
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« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 March 17 23:01 GMT (UK) »
From the just giving page
"Inside the poppy  will be. 1,115,471 individual poppies...........you will be able to see all of the poppies with all of the names "

You don't need a degree in maths to realise this is clearly a physical impossibility.

Maybe not a scam but an illconceived idea

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 10:54 GMT (UK) »
I've had a reply from the MP & I'm pleased to say I was wrong, but since the site is asking for donations I'm still pleased I checked:


Thanks for your message the site is in fact genuine and was set up as an idea by ex-Rifleman Terry Williams, who previously spent 19 days inside a shipping container to raise funds for service-people.  Heres the BBC on that story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-29359505

Im not in any way associated with it, but hope the poppy venture is a success it seems a terrific idea.

Thanks again, and my best wishes,

David Warburton MP
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GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.

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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 11:05 GMT (UK) »

Thank you Jomot; good to get such a prompt response from the MP.
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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 11:21 GMT (UK) »
He, or one of his staff, replied at 3:16 am... and I thought I was a night owl !!
GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.

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