A city company has reached a milestone in fundraising for the Royal British Legion through framing of ceramic poppies.
Milton Keynes-based FramemakerMK has been busy framing the Tower of London poppies over the last six months, with £25 of each one done being donated to the RBL and they have now raised £1,000.
To honour their donation, FramemakerMK invited members of the Milton Keynes Jubilee Branch for a tour of the poppy framing process, showing how they are put together - from the design of the back drop ‘Blood swept lands and seas of red’ to the poppy being mounted and finally presented in a bespoke handmade frame.
FramemakerMK also framed a ceramic poppy from the Jubilee branch and this will be auctioned to raise funds for research into mine blast injuries suffered by many service personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Liz Goodman, treasurer of the branch, received the £1,000 donation on behalf of the RBL poppy appeal.
The funds will be used to help and support serving members of the armed forces, ex-service men and women including their families, who have fallen on hard times, now and for the rest of their lives.