Remembrance Day is not to far off now and again sadly there are more names added to the list of those who have lost their lives in war zones in service to their country.
I’m sure I don’t need to ask you but with this years Poppy Appeal now started please help support the Royal British Legion support serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women (veterans), their families and dependants all year-round.
The Appeal is the Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign and runs year-round. Lapel poppies are available to buy in shops, supermarkets, pubs, clubs and downstairs at the bar of the club.
It takes 350,000 volunteers and staff to organise the Poppy Appeal each year. Money raised goes to support our welfare work for the Armed Forces community.
More than 40 million Remembrance poppies, 500,000 poppies of other types, 5 million Remembrance petals, 100,000 wreaths and sprays, 750,000 Remembrance Crosses and other Remembrance items are made at the Poppy Factory each year.
The 2012 Poppy Appeal raised an amazing £35 million. The target for the 2013 Appeal (October 2013 to September 2014) is £37 million. If you would like to donate at any time please click here.