Banchory Men’s Shed raises £300 for Legion Scotland Poppy Appeal

Banchory & District Men’s Shed – the first Men’s Shed in Scotland to be based at a Legion Scotland branch – designed, created and sold 100 tall wooden poppies raising £300 for Legion Scotland Banchory’s Poppy Appeal.

Shed members Bill Byth and Alan Pumfrey led the poppy making project and Legion Scotland Area Manager, Alistair Black, accepted the cheque from Shed Chairman, Paul Evans (pictured).

Paul Evans said: “Banchory & District Men’s Shed is delighted to support Legion Scotland’s Poppy Appeal for Remembrance Day. Red poppies have been worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community since the formation of the British Legion one hundred years ago.

“It is hoped that our Shed, being based at the Legion, will also provide a pathway for friendship and comradeship for our local ex-servicemen and veterans. We are taking particular care to raise awareness of the Shed with our armed forces veterans community, usually already members of Legion Scotland, and hope that they will come along and see what we have to offer.”