Inspired by the ever-popular friendship bracelet and charity wrist bands, the Poppy Bracelet features white freshwater pearls on a bright poppy red ribbon. It is very reasonably priced at £38 and £5 from each sale will be donated to The Royal British Legion, a charity close to Claudia's heart, coming from a naval family herself.
The Royal British Legion is the United Kingdom's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support for those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, and their families. Perhaps best known for the yearly Poppy Appeal, the legion is a campaigning organisation that promotes the welfare and interests of current and former members of forces.
This year's Poppy Appeal was launched yesterday November 1st and the legion is hoping to raise £1 million. Yesterday, Prince Charles greeted those working to raise money on board the London Poppy Day red bus where TV presenter Ben Shephard jokingly suggested kidnapping the Prince:
"We thought we could try and drive off with him on the bus and launch a ransom to raise more money. But he thought we wouldn't get very far".
|The Royal British Legion|
A key date in the royal calendar is Remembrance Sunday. In the UK it is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most cities and attended by ex -servicemen and women, principally members of The Royal British Legion. The national ceremony is held in London at the Cenotaph on Whitehall and wreathes are laid by members of the Royal Family. This year's ceremony takes place on November 11.
Kate at last year's ceremony wearing red poppies.
The Poppy Bracelet is a very chic way of supporting the legion and helping the charity achieve their target this year. As with all of Claudia's pieces the Poppy comes beautifully presented in a jewellery pouch and placed in a gift box.
It is a classic pearl bracelet and simply lovely to wear and adds a timeless feel to any look (I wore it with a red dress today and the red ribbon detail worked wonderfully). I would highly recommend it and think it would make an ideal gift especially with Christmas coming shortly. I will be wearing it along with a poppy over the next couple of weeks to show my support for the Legion.
- The Poppy Friendship Bracelet is available for £38 here.
- To visit Claudia Bradby's website please click here.
- Claudia's very interesting blog is here (Claudia attended the launch of Pippa's 'Celebrate' and the latest post includes photos and tidbits from the event)
- Click here to find out more about The Royal British Legion.