This week's Friday Wine down is to raise money for the "Poppy Fund"
What does the Poppy Fund do ?
1.What does the poppy represent?
poppy represents the symbol of Remembrance.
2.Why should I wear a Poppy?
wear a poppy you
honour the war
dead and help ex-service personnel and their dependents.
3.How do I help needy ex-service personnel and their dependents?
The basic purpose of
poppy funds is to provide immediate assistance to ex-servicemen and women in
need. This may include food, shelter or medical attention for them or their
families. Also, bursaries are granted to children and grandchildren of
4.Are there any other uses for poppy
Yes. Poppy funds can be used for low-rental housing and care
facilities for elderly or disabled persons and their dependents, community
medical appliances and medical research, day care centres, meals-on-wheels,
transportation and related services for veterans, their dependents and the
aged. Donations may be given for relief
of disasters declared by the federal or provincial governments.
5.Does all the money raised through the
distribution of poppies and wreaths go into poppy funds?
After expenses, such as the cost of poppies, wreaths and
other supplies are deducted, all remaining monies are placed in trust to be
spent on those purposes authorized in the General By-laws of the Royal Canadian