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Calendar of events

The Legion and its supporters organise a large number of fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for vital welfare work.

Please use the calendar below for information about forthcoming events.

If you're interested in holding an event to raise funds for the Legion, read our helpful information on organising an event.

And visit our Latest News section to read about what's happened recently.

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  • The Somme
    Thiepval Memorial Service and Somme Ball

    Wednesday 1 July is the 99th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the 82th anniversary of the unveiling of the Thiepval Memorial. A joint Royal British Legion and CWGC Service of Remembrance...

  • Freedom Trail 2015

    Are you up for the challenge? Test your strength and stamina with our hike across the Pyrenees into Spain. Retrace the notoriously dangerous but beautiful escape route of British and Allied Servic...

  • Bike riding
    Live On Cycle Challenge

    A new cycling event in our calendar for 2015, this 100km ride links all three of our Armed Services from Sandhurst in Surrey to Portsmouth, via RAF Odiham. Logistic support is provided by Greenroc...

  • PoppyWalk 2012
    PoppyWalk 2015

    Join 400 walkers for our annual London Poppy Walk – where participants search for clues en route and test their knowledge of London.  Setting out from Wellington Barracks, you will follow a 10km...

  • Debt and Money Awareness Week 2015

    The Legion's Benefits & Money Advice (BMA) Team is running its first Debt and Money Awareness Week with the aim of reaching as many beneficiaries as possible.  We want to raise awareness of deb...

  • Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100

    Following a very similar route to that used by our Olympic heroes in 2012, this fantastic 100-mile ride takes you past iconic landmarks in the capital, down to the beautiful Surrey hills along full...

  • Newmarket Raceday

    We can't resist a return to the beautiful July Course at Newmarket for our popular annual 'day at the Races'. This is a great day out and is both fun and relaxing – definitely race-going in comfor...

  • London Triathlon

    Do you cycle? Are you a keen swimmer? Do you enjoy running? If you answered 'yes' to each of these questions, have you thought about participating in a triathlon? The Royal British Legion has 15 ...

  • 70th anniversary of VJ Day

    The Japanese surrendered to the Allied Forces on 14 August 1945, and the next day, Wednesday 15 August, was celebrated as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day. Japan formally surrendered on 2 September 1945...

  • Pedal to Paris 2015

    The annual Royal British Legion Pedal to Paris bike ride will once again leave Greenwich for a four-day ride to the heart of Paris. This will be our 20th outing and our flagship cycling event cont...

  • Bike riding
    London to Dover bike ride

    For those who feel the challenge of Pedal to Paris is just too much, this year you can join us for just the first day and cycle London to Dover. It's still a challenging 121km (75 miles) but you'l...

  • Chamberlain's Tasting Dinner

    We are delighted that Chamberlain’s restaurant in Leadenhall Market – one of the finest eating establishments in the City, and a long-time supporter of the Legion – have agreed to put on a tasting ...

  • Square Mile Salute

    A night under the Michelin stars! Celebrating philanthropy in the City. The Square Mile Salute has established itself as the City of London's great gastronomic support event for selected militar...

  • Ride to the Wall 2015

    Now in its 8th year, this memorial ride to the National Memorial Arboretum, and service of Remembrance, will take place on Saturday 3 October 2015.  This event brings motorcyclists from near &...

  • Cardiff Half Marathon

    Take to the streets of Cardiff in the 13th Annual Cardiff half marathon on Sunday 4 October. Sponsored by Lloyds Bank, it is one of the UK's biggest and best road races on an iconic course around ...

  • Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

    Run through four of London's best-loved Royal Parks and take in some of the most famous landmarks of the Capital in this popular half-marathon. The Legion is really pleased to be involved with thi...

  • Exmoor 30:30

    Exmoor 30:30 is an annual endurance event that since 2011 has exclusively supported The Royal British Legion. If you are physically fit and like the idea of pitting yourself against the great outd...

  • The Poppy Rocks Ball

    The hugely successful Poppy Rocks Ball is on again for the third year! Mark Saturday 24 October in your calendar and order your tickets now. Organised by The Royal British Legion Young Professiona...

  • Great Gwent Poppy Run

    The Great Gwent Poppy Run has been transformed into a brand new event at a new location for 2015. Military Madness 25 October 2015 Prepare yourself for the bangs and smoke as you take on the obst...

  • Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral

    The opening of the annual Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral, London, will take place on Monday 2 November. It is expected that 150 guests will attend the event including the Lord Mayor ...

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