I purchased my poppy because both my grandads fought in WWI. One grandad was gassed but went on to lived a healthy life and my other grandad was a real hero. He was one of the Old Contemptables, one of the first soldiers sent to war. He fought at Passendale and at the Somme. He was awarded a DCM. His platoon was held up by an enemy post, so he worked alone and killed several of the enemy and forced the remainder to surrender.

PLANT YOUR POPPY. SHARE YOUR STORY.