Mr Fothergill's raises £11,000 for Chelsea pensioners in under four weeks

Mr Fothergill's campaign to raise funds for the work of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War has raised £11,000 in less than a month.

Some 1,000 stockists of the counter-top display units of fund-raising Poppy Victoria Cross, including Homebase and independent garden centres have pledged 25p to the Royal Hospital's charity from every packet of 250 seeds priced at £1.85.
 
"The support our campaign has received both from our stockists and from gardeners has been quite remarkable", said Mr Fothergill's product manager David Turner.  "We have had to reprint packets and display units to keep up with demand from our retailers. It is great to know our customers are backing the work of the Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal."
 
The Royal Hospital's fund-raising manager Kate Marsh said: "Donations from the sale of Mr Fothergill’s Victoria Cross Poppy will enable us to improve the facilities and living conditions of the Chelsea Pensioners as well as helping us to secure a future for those young soldiers serving in the British Army today."


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