Poppy shame

LAST week I popped into Marks & Spencer in Roman Way and saw a display of poppy brooches, with a sticker for the British Legion.

The brooches are very pretty and for a good cause, I thought. I bought one – it cost £15.

The next day I was at a local supermarket where there was a British Legion stall with a gentleman selling poppies, etc. After talking to him and making some discreet enquiries at M&S, I found out that M&S donate just £4.50 to the British Legion. Shame on you, Marks & Spencer!

JEANNE EVANS, Malvern

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9:09am Mon 12 Nov 12

SMC73 says...

Well said Jeanne. This is most definitely one cause from which no commercial organistion should be profiting from. I wonder if anyone from Marks & Spencer would like to comment on this?
Well said Jeanne. This is most definitely one cause from which no commercial organistion should be profiting from. I wonder if anyone from Marks & Spencer would like to comment on this? SMC73

2:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

logicalN says...

What a load of sanctimonious claptrap.Do you honestly think that the RBL has no paid staff and that the poppies are made purely for the love of doing the job?
M&S will also have to pay VAT on these items of jewellry
If you think the RBL should have £15 , give them the cash without thought for what you might get in return
What a load of sanctimonious claptrap.Do you honestly think that the RBL has no paid staff and that the poppies are made purely for the love of doing the job? M&S will also have to pay VAT on these items of jewellry If you think the RBL should have £15 , give them the cash without thought for what you might get in return logicalN

6:45pm Sat 17 Nov 12

June23 says...

Jeanne

You donated £4.50 to charity by buying this brooch, this is a lot more than the normal person on the street would give and you have an attractive brooch to wear year after year (as you know it will last as you bought it from M&S.

I am pretty sure M&S have made no profit from this brooch and the remaining £11.50 has gone to the manufacturer and for the packing. Therefore any profit M&S could have made they have sent directly to charity so shame on you for thinking so badly of M&S!

Whenever I have shopped at M&S in Malvern, they are always doing something for charity and it is all year round. Be pleased you have M&S in your town some of us have to travel to get to such a superb shop and Malvern is one of the better stores!
Jeanne You donated £4.50 to charity by buying this brooch, this is a lot more than the normal person on the street would give and you have an attractive brooch to wear year after year (as you know it will last as you bought it from M&S. I am pretty sure M&S have made no profit from this brooch and the remaining £11.50 has gone to the manufacturer and for the packing. Therefore any profit M&S could have made they have sent directly to charity so shame on you for thinking so badly of M&S! Whenever I have shopped at M&S in Malvern, they are always doing something for charity and it is all year round. Be pleased you have M&S in your town some of us have to travel to get to such a superb shop and Malvern is one of the better stores! June23

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