What is the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal?
Every £1 ticket you buy will help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. The appeal helps not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today. Not only will you be helping a good cause but every ticket goes into a draw to win fabulous cash prizes!
How Donations Are Spent by The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion spend over £80 million each year to try and make a real difference to hundreds of thousands of people's lives every year, projects include :
- the annual Poppy Appeal
- the nation's custodian of Remembrance
- welfare and safeguarding the memory of the Armed Forces
- free business advice and interest free loans to ex Servicemen
- financial assistance to Armed Forces widows
About The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is one of the UK's largest membership organisations and was founded in 1921 for the assistance of ex-Service community. With currently over 380,000 members, the Legion ensures that people remember those who have given their lives for the national freedom we all take for granted today.
On 6 June 1944, millions of servicemen lost their lives at the D-Day landings which took place on the beaches of Normandy. Since that day, the poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance and is worn during the weeks leading up to and during Remembrance Sunday. Though the needs of ex-Service people have changed over the years, the Royal British Legion are still here to safeguard their welfare, interests and memory.
They provide financial and emotional support to millions of soldiers all year round, not just during Remembrance week. The Legion not only support those that have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, but also their dependents and widows.