To commemorate Remembrance Day, The British Royal Legion is reaching out to people to ask why they wear their Poppy using the #MyPoppy hashtag.

Remembrance Day #MyPoppy appeal

Television star, Millie Mackintosh, launched the campaign modelling a dress embellished with poppies. The unique custom-made dress was created by British fashion designer Giles Deacon and took 72 hours to make, with 100 silk poppies attached!

Hundreds of celebrities will be taking to social media to express the reasons why they wear their poppy, in the hope it will inspire the public to do the same. Stars from fashion, music, sport, entertainment and business are expected to pledge their support for the fantastic #MyPoppy campaign.

So far, Mcfly’s Tom Fletcher, Wayne Rooney and Lewis Hamilton are just a few of the celebrities who have joined in as part of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Have you got a poppy yet? I wear #MyPoppy as a mark of respect to all those who serve our country #PoppyAppeal

A photo posted by TomFletcher (@tomfletcher) on Oct 30, 2015 at 2:20am PDT

Last year the Poppy Appeal raised a fantastic 45 million pounds for the Royal British Legion’s on-going support for those currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families. This year, they are hoping to raise even more, with the support of the #MyPoppy campaign.

The British Royal Legion will be telling some of the amazing stories behind the poppy throughout the appeal and ask those who wear theirs to explain their reasons for supporting the cause. Millie Mackintosh wears hers to remember her great-grandfather, Lieutenant Douglas Mackintosh, who fought in the First World War.

Now it’s your turn to get involved! So go get yourself a poppy and tell your story at the Royal British Legion’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and don’t forget to hashtag #MyPoppy!


Have you pledged your support for the #MyPoppy campaign? Let us know! @tweetjanes

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