As the country will mark 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that heralded the end of the First World War, a leading Armed Forces charity has launched a fundraising quest to Largs, and surrounding area.

Poppyscotland is looking for the help of inspiring groups, schools, businesses, clubs and organisations to take on the challenge of raising £1,918 (or more) in 2018.

The 1918 Poppy Pledge – which can take any fundraising form the participants see fit – is a lasting tribute to those who fell in the First World War, but, importantly, it will also allow Poppyscotland to make a step change in the scale of support it is able to provide those in the Armed Forces community who rely on the charity’s support today.

Gordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: “Mr Michie added: “Poppyscotland is committed to providing life-changing support to the Armed Forces community. Most people will be most familiar with us through the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal. The money raised from the Appeal allows us to provide tailored funding and assistance, and we also fund services in advice, employment, housing, mental health, mobility and respite.

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