2015 Remembrance Day

Following a visit to Cowbridge we are pleased to report that the following shops have kindly agreed to display our quilts in their shop windows from 2 – 16 November 2015.

-The Barbers, Cowbridge

-Beauty Within

-Costa Coffee

-David Barnes Dry Cleaners

-Ty Hafan Charity Shop

Liz Price started to make felt poppies to display alongside the quilts when they are exhibited and was grateful to a number of members who rallied round to help.

Poppy group

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We were grateful for the huge support given by Julie williams, Manager of Ty Hafan shop who was keen to paint the town red next year! British Legion were also pleased with the impact that our efforts had had on their fundraising.

22 December 2015

Just thought I would drop you a quick update on this year’s Poppy Appeal as I am sure your ladies contributed to our success.

The Poppy Appeal as a whole has been brilliant for the Cowbridge area this year, which explains our being a little later than usual getting information out. The street collection plus that from schools, shops, businesses, pubs etc increased by 20% over that of last year raising a total of almost £13,500. Our total including money from other sources is already in excess of £16,000 and is destined to top £17,000; a record amount.

I would be grateful if you could pass on my sincere thanks and best wishes also to all for Christmas and the New Year.

I hope we can continue to work together on future Poppy Appeals“.

David Howell
Poppy Appeal Organiser Cowbridge

Feedback

Thank you, this is an excellent example of widening awareness of the commemoration. Alun Cairns MP

I have seen a few of them this evening and am very impressed. Will look out for the others when I am next in town. David Howell, British Legion, Cowbridge Branch

The shop windows on the blog look great. I can’t wait to see them in the flesh!! Thank you to you & Liz for all your hard work. I was thrilled to see my quilt in such a prominent position in the Gem too. Keris Howard

Thank you Monica for all your hard work. Mike and I are going to see them tomorrow. Catherine Pritchard

They look lovely can’t wait to go and see them you have all done a fantastic job. Jan Webster

Nipped into Cowbridge today in all the rain and saw the quilts. They looked fantastic. Well done for a truly great display. Isobelle Davis

Went to look at the quilts in shop windows. They look great. Enid Connick

I am emailing you in response to seeing your post on Facebook about your WWI quilts! They look pretty impressive. A lot of hard work has gone into them. I hope they are appreciated. Jean Jenkinson