Poppyscotland needs you! Scotland’s leading Armed Forces charity is searching for new volunteer Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organisers to lead the fundraising push in a dozen key areas this year and beyond…

Poppyscotland Head of Fundraising Gordon Michie explains: “We’re looking for individuals, businesses, groups of friends, or community organisations that have good organisational skills to step forward to lead this year’s Appeal in a number of areas.

“Last year, these 12 areas accounted for more than £28,000 in collections, but, without your help, we will struggle to collect even a fraction of that amount and this will have a profoundly detrimental impact on our beneficiaries.”

The 12 areas in need of help are: Dunlop; Castlemilk & Carmunnock; Arrochar; Killean; Balnaguard; Balfron; Ballater; Bankfoot; Bonnybridge; Gargunnock; Broxburn; and the Macduff area.

Mr Michie added: “The money raised from the Poppy Appeal enables us to provide life-changing support to those affected by many issues including poverty, mental health and disability. Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do – without their support we simply wouldn’t be able to run the Scottish Poppy Appeal.”

Mr Michie added: “Volunteering with us also offers some great benefits for you, too; our volunteers gain a real sense of achievement, immense pride and satisfaction by doing something worthwhile. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun while giving something back.”

Area Organisers form a 420-strong team covering every city, town and village in Scotland. They help the charity to pin more than five million poppies on to Scotland’s coats, jackets and jumpers.

For more information or to chat about this great opportunity, please contact Sally McNaught, Deputy Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, on 0131 550 1559, 07941 851 589 or [email protected]