The Fuchsia Appeal


The Fuchsia Appeal is run annually to raise funds for the ONE’s charitable objects, namely the provision of accommodation and  other assistance to ex-service personnel in need.

The main drive of the appeal takes place during the month of  July, which is the month of the National Day of Remembrance.

The FUCHSIA was chosen as it is widely grown throughout Ireland and is commonly known as Deora Dé or God’s Tears in the West of Ireland.
The Fuchsia emblem is a fundraising emblem, a badge of remembrance and a symbol of honour to those currently serving in the Defence Forces.

Fuchsia Appeal

by Ollie O’Connor who is the Chief Executive of the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women of the Defence Forces (O.N.E.). | He talks to Noel McGuinness about O.N.E. which is dedicated to looking after the welfare of ex-service personnel of the Irish Defence Services.