We’re very sorry to see that so many people have been left disappointed that our commemorative poppy badges have indeed sold out so quickly.
We can confirm that no pre orders were taken, and that no staff members of the club have purchased badges in advance of 7pm this evening. The badges sold were done so with the best of intentions on behalf of the club to raise funds on behalf of the British Legion.
We are very sorry to hear that so much frustration has been caused by something which had nothing but noble intentions.
The volume ordered was based on the sales of previous badges that have been sold in our shop.
As this was the first time of offering this type of item, it was a difficult task to gauge the level of demand, and we did in fact order slightly more than we have previously safe in the knowledge that as a charitable item we felt confident we would be able to sell any excess stock.
The demand however has indeed been unprecedented, and we are delighted by the response.
For that, and for your incredible support of the charitable cause we thank you all so very much.
We look forward to your continuing support to help us replicate and build on this success in future years.