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House of Bruar Lights up in Support of Poppy Appeal

To mark Remembrance Day, The House of Bruar is illuminating their central tower facing the A9 in red, in support of Poppy Scotland.

They’ll also be taking collections from their tins throughout their department store.

Linda Birkbeck, co-founder of House of Bruar, said: “We at the house of Bruar have been supporting Poppy Scotland throughout remembrance week ever since we opened 26 years ago, and this year we’re lighting up our tower red, alongside many wonderful schools, monuments and government buildings.

“The work poppy Scotland do to provide support for veterans and their families truly shows recognition for their service and sacrifice. And we’re incredibly proud to be part of it.”

Alongside lighting up their town in solidarity, the team at House of Bruar will be holding a two-minute silence in the memory of those who lost their lives in World War One and other conflicts across the globe.

Speaking generally to the supporters of Poppy Scotland, in this year’s summer newsletter Mark Collins, CEO of Poppy Scotland, explained that the support of everyone made all the difference over COVID.

He said: “Although we may be a bit battered and bruised, in true battling spirit we didn’t let the pandemic stop us, and I am delighted to say that we finally appear to be coming out of the other side. It’s thanks to the efforts of our amazing teams, and of course dedicated supporters like you, that we can remain undaunted in the face of whatever challenges the future holds.

As we finally start to turn the page and look forward to reconnecting with friends and family, please let me thank you for standing at our side over the past year. Your support really did make a huge difference to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland.”

More information about the work of Poppy Scotland can be found on: https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/

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