Last night T, A and I went out to collect money for the poppy appeal. This was the first time we’d done anything like that and the kids were very enthusiastic. We only had a few streets to do locally but we wrapped up in our coats and headed off with our box of poppies and collection tin (well, plastic pot but you know what I mean).
It was great! Most people were home (timed it just right) and most were happy to donate. One lovely young chap even went to fetch his car keys and walked about 100 yards down the road to his car where he had some change, just so he could donate. Very impressed. And another man greeted us in such a friendly manner it was almost as if we had made his day complete. He gave us a bag of euros as he’d just got home from a trip and had no sterling change!
Only one lady was rather rude but we excused her for that as not everyone wants to get involved. And another lady was slightly too keen to chat and we had to make our polite excuses and head off. But all in all it was a very enjoyable experience and we all agreed that we would be quite willing to do it again next year.