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    poppies.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post

    800,000 ceramic poppies fill Tower moat. raising 15 million pounds for charity



    Saw this posted by Necron, and did not want to derail the World News in Pictures thread, so will start a new thread.

    I know those poppies are all sold out (my mother tried to order one). They sell for 25 pounds each.

    There were actually 888,246 poppies made.

    My calculator works out 888, 246 x 25 quid to be 22,206,150.

    32% on overheads?

    Hmmmmmm.

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    Should have made it all into Heroin, would have raised a shit load more

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    It's thse bloody beefeaters in the tower/
    Always got their bloody hands out....
    50 quid for a tour ticket and they want a tip at the end, "It's tradition" they say....

    My numbers in that post came from a pre event estimate btw..

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    great pic.

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    Cost of design, production, packing and transport seems quite reasonable. Especially if they were made by disabled veterans, which the paper poppies and wreaths are.

    Still a tidy sum for the legion to distribute to good causes.

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    BSA yep its a dirty business but huge bucks for some

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    Ex service personal should not have to rely on charitable handouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Ex service personal should not have to rely on charitable handouts.
    Tell the politicians that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaches
    Tell the politicians that.
    If only they'd listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Cost of design, production, packing and transport seems quite reasonable. Especially if they were made by disabled veterans, which the paper poppies and wreaths are.

    Still a tidy sum for the legion to distribute to good causes.
    Most (reputable) charities try to work at about 10% for overheads. Design, production and to an extent packing and transport should have been supported through corporate sponsorship.

    My rough calculation puts the overheads at 32%. Honestly, I think that is high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Ex service personal should not have to rely on charitable handouts.
    No disagreement from me on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Ex service personal should not have to rely on charitable handouts.
    No disagreement from me on that.
    Having myself been through the system of claiming for injuries received whilst serving I can honestly say that the system stinks and is a bollix. An illegal immigrant would get an easier ride to benefits than an ex serviceman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Having myself been through the system of claiming for injuries received whilst serving I can honestly say that the system stinks and is a bollix. An illegal immigrant would get an easier ride to benefits than an ex serviceman.
    Hard to agree or disagree without a few facts.

    Served where? How long? Injuries sustained?

    Give us the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Hard to agree or disagree without a few facts.!
    Yea right; since PC stooges like yourself are the dispensers of benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post

    Yea right; since PC stooges like yourself are the dispensers of benefits.
    I will dispense to you the benefit of my wisdom.

    "Fuck off you piss slurping geriatric queer"

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    should see how much the Poppy factory charity pays in rent each year, you'd think they would locate somewhere cheaper help the servicemen more.

    pity can't find the Ceo wage.

    The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory Limited
    Summary Financial Information
    For the year ended 30 September 2013
    Analysis of Income Streams 2013 2012
    Total Total

    Appeal Order 1,994,599 2,177,970
    Estate – Investment Property 594,098 534,416
    Estate – Office Rental 334,213 318,967
    Estate – Beneficiary Flats 167,807 176,483
    Sub Total Estate 1,096,118 1,029,866
    Fundraising 658,700 285,516
    Other Investment Income 34,080 43,370
    Shop Sales 15,641 10,913
    Total Income 3,799,138 3,547,635
    Net incoming/(outgoing) resources before other recognised gains and losses (339,285) (336,373)
    Analysis of Expenditure 2013 2012
    Total Total

    Appeal Order 2,008,564 2,195,827
    Estate – Investment Property 250,119 218,165
    Estate – Office Rental 147,673 143,442
    Estate – Beneficiary Flats 90,980 58,140
    Sub Total Estate 488,772 419,747
    Fundraising Costs 179,451 129,256
    Shop Sales 9,260 6,609
    Getting you back to work 1,452,376 1,132,569
    Total expenditure 4,138,423 3,884,008

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