Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wednesday 14 November

20 more tins counted tonight which had been collected in during the day and a couple delivered tonight.

Army cadets and schools left - the end is in sight!!!

Counted over £22,000 to date.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Tuesday 13 November

Another full day of counting and banking.

Twelve more tins coming in tomorrow then army cadets Thursday night and the schools on Friday - should be finished by Friday night.

Back to work tomorrow so night counting only now.

Glass of wine & off to bed my ears are ringing with the sound of the counting machine :)

Spitfire wreath

This year Lodge Hill in Abingdon requested a special wreath for their spitfire. This was made by Fabulous Flowers in Abingdon using altar poppies supplied by us.

What an amazing sight:

Monday 12 November

Went out today and collected over 100 tins and boxes today then four of us counted solidly for 7 hours whilst three other distributors dropped tins and boxes off.

Finished at 8.30pm - one glass of wine and asleep by 9.30!!

Ready to start again tomorrow as 60 tins lined up for counting!!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday 9 November

Busy couple of days at work...

Collected and re-issued tins for several shops

Visited a collector and topped up poppies

Collected tins and boxes from a collector who has finished

Arranged a collector for Sunday

All ready for Saturday rounds

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tuesday 6 November

£2570 banked today from the weekends collectors

Delivered boxes and tins to the Sea Cadets for next weekend

Had a request from a school that had run out of wristbands so arranged to have the last of the children's bands to them.

Only four days left until 11th

Monday, 5 November 2012

Monday 5 November

Delivered more poppy supplies on my way home to a collector who had run out.

Then counted 12 more full tins - £2500 ready to bank tomorrow - fabulous

Made up six new tins for the Sea Cadets, two for two other collectors and then made up another box and tin for Culham then zoomed over there to deliver it.

Ordered 200 altar poppies for a flower arrangement which is going on the Spitfire at Lodge Hill

Another fantastic day.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Saturday 4 November

Went out and about to see the sea cadets and army cadets today to deliver Special Saturday Poppies

Also collected full tins from one business and a collector / still to count ...

Went to tescos at 5.30 to see my late collector - not too cold:)

Went to the nags head tonight to have a few to chill out - fab place but please chain ur tin up :)))

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday 2 November 2012

Had an enquiry from a florist today for 200 poppies for an arrangement - explained there are poppy number 2's which are silk but also altar poppies for flower arranging - am going to show them both tomorrow.

Filled up another empty box with supplies.

Sellers at Tescos seemed to have a good day today.

All ready for my Saturday rounds when I visit all my sellers out and about - I don't get the chance during the week so like to make sure all are happy and have everything they require.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Thursday 1 Nov 2012

Tins arrived plus 800 gift aid envelopes (only ordered 400) and 6000 poppies which I hadn't ordered - well all stocked up for next year!!

Popped into tescos to see one of my sellers who had had a busy day - she looked freezing so nipped into tescos and got her some gloves!!

Back to HQ and made 6 more tins up for one collector, 4 more for the sea cadets and counted another full tin and relabelled for another seller. Over £300 in his tin which is the largest amount this week.

Delivered new tins around Abingdon and then loaded car up with supplies for the weekend so can fill empty boxes on my travel.