Suttons to donate to WW1 charity

Suttons Seeds is to launch a fundraising poppy product for Armed Forces charity SSAFA.

For each £1.99 packet sold, a donation of £1 will be made to SSAFA. Proceeds from the sales of the seeds will be used to help continue the work carried out by 6,000 SSAFA volunteers across the UK, who provide face-to-face practical, emotional and financial support for current serving, veterans and their families.

SSAFA has been providing welfare support to our Forces and their families for 130 years and is the only national military charity that was operating at the outbreak of World War One and is still in existence today.

SSAFA fundraising director Deborah Easlick said: "SSAFA is incredibly thankful to Suttons Seeds for allowing us to benefit from this special tribute. The partnership is one that we hope will resonate with people around the country. Sowing just one packet of poppy seeds will allow people to show their respects to those who lost their lives over 100 years ago, whilst also showing their support for those who are dealing with the impact of serving in more recent conflicts, as well as their families."

SSAFA Devon branch chairman Robin Chambers, who was instrumental in setting up the nationwide initiative, said: "We are honoured to be involved in this wonderful commemorative project in partnership with Suttons Seeds. SSAFA was the only national military charity who served during World War One that is still going strong today."

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