Now, The Poppy Girls are launching a Christmas campaign album, No Need To Say Goodbye, in aid of The Royal British Legion.
Inspired by the lost art of creating mix tapes for loved ones, The Poppy Girls are fronting a campaign to encourage families and friends to send compilation CDs, and playlists to family deployed abroad over the Christmas period.
Group member Charlotte Mellor, 17 and originally from Northallerton, said: “The support that the whole Armed Forces family has shown us with the single has been incredible.
“From the start, all we’ve wanted to do is raise as much money as possible for The Royal British Legion. It’s a charity that does so much behind the scenes for families like ours, and this is another opportunity for us to give something back.”
The Poppy Girls have produced their own cover album of songs specially dedicated to loved ones serving abroad. All the tracks on the album have been carefully selected as holding special significance between serving father and daughter.
Tracks include The Poppy Girls’ own versions of I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5 and Your Song by Elton John.
To launch the mix tape campaign, The Poppy Girls have pledged to send every British military unit deployed overseas, a free copy of their new album, released on November 25.
Charles Byrne, Director of Fundraising for The Royal British Legion said: “These girls are incredible.
“They are an absolute credit to themselves, their families and the wider Armed Forces community.
“Not resting on their laurels, they have taken it upon themselves to continue fund-raising for the Legion through their music.
“We are incredibly grateful.”