Last Chance to buy our Poppy Items?
We are very sorry to say that after this year it is very likely we will no longer be able to sell RBL Poppy Pins and Cufflinks that include military Insignia. We have been licensed by the RBL for 2 years and have donated over £15,000 via our local RBL organisation which is managed by Ex-Serviceman. Unfortunately, the National/Corporate arm of the RBL has now swung into action and all indications are that they will not allow Dorset RBL to reissue our licence next year.
This is a real kick in the teeth to us, Dorset RBL and the other 2-3 small businesses that provide a wide range of specialist Military Poppy Pins. It would seem the RBL have chosen to sell a limited number of designs via the Poppy Shop, which in our opinion are not as good in either design or quality as those that we or other present suppliers have available. Despite our disappointment and incredulity at the RBL’s change of direction we will continue to support them as long as they will allow us; however, we will not be restocking any designs or introducing any new designs unless RBL Corporate change their stance.
30% of the sale price goes directly to the RBL Poppy Appeal