Pop-up shop at intu Milton Keynes to mark First World War centenary

The Women of the First World War Brooch
The Women of the First World War Brooch

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and to commemorate this historic year, The Royal British Legion is launching 10 pop-up shops across the country, including one at intu Milton Keynes

From October 22, until Remembrance Sunday, the Poppy pop–up Shop will offer a wide selection of poppy related items, and all profits will go directly to The Royal British Legion and the important work they do for members of the Armed Forces community – service men and women, veterans and their families.

One of the most popular items is sure to be the new Women of the First World War Brooch, launched to say 'Thank You' for the massive contribution made by women in the war and to those women who continue to be such an integral part of the Armed Forces family today.

The brooch is plated with a gold tone and hand finished with brilliant baguette crystals. Packaged in a beautifully designed floral box, each brooch comes with a certificate commemorating the life of one of the brave women who lost a life as a direct result of the First World War.

The pop-up shops will display over 60 different products including everything from jewellery, to homeware and clothing.

There will also be the gold and silver toned Poppy Collection Enamel Poppy & Stone Brooches, along with the Vintage Lapel Pin, a new Thank You Leather Lapel Pin, and a lovely special edition Orla Kiely shopping bag, perfect for carrying home all those Poppy Shop purchases.

A full range of the Poppy Shop’s collection can be found online at www.poppyshop.org.uk