Scotland is going Poppy Bounce crazy this month as schools, nurseries, hospitals, job centres and various other groups and individuals jump on their space hoppers to raise money for the latest fundraising challenge being led by Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland…
The Big Poppy Bounce aims to raise thousands of pounds to help veterans bounce back into civilian life at events across Scotland in the build up to Armed Forces Day later this month. The sponsored space-hopper challenge for all the family is one of Poppyscotland’s newest events, highlighting the charity’s desire to fundraise throughout the year and not just around the traditional Appeal period in November.
There are already a plethora of Bounces taking place across Scotland, but there is still time for others to sign up. Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising, Gordon Michie, said:
“Armed Forces Day takes place later this month, and this is a chance for the public to get behind our brave men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. Poppyscotland exists to support those who have served, those still serving and their families, and The Big Poppy Bounce will help our veterans bounce back into civilian life.
“We are encouraging families, youth groups, schools and friends across Scotland to organise their own Big Poppy Bounce event before the end of the month. We can provide some space hoppers and then it’s up you as to how you want to bounce. For example, you could have a bounce race over 100 metres, or challenge people to guess how many bounces you can rack up in five minutes.”