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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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  • Armed Forces Day 2015

    Armed Forces Day 2015 is on Saturday 27 June and events are being held all around the country. The national event will be hosted by Guildford in Surrey. For the official programme of events, visit...

  • Great Centenary Charity Auction

    If you have any WW1 memorablia or collectibles from the 1920s to the 1960s cluttering up your home? Why not donate them to the Great Centenary Charity Auction? Or if you're interested in buying the...

  • 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 Service...

  • 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...

  • 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'. Enjoy welcome drinks, lunch and tea in our private marquee situated right by the finis...

  • 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 pl...

  • 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'll...

  • 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 military ...

  • 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 this...

  • 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 outdo...

  • 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 obstac...

  • 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 o...

  • Piper at the Poppy Ball
    The Poppy Ball

    During the past five years, The Poppy Ball has gained itself a reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the London social scene. It is always held in a beautiful and historic location,...

  • Festival of Remembrance 2015

    This annual Festival, held at the Royal Albert Hall, commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts, and is both a moving and enjoyable evening hosted by The Royal Briti...

  • Remembrance Sunday 2015

    As the custodians of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday at the 2015 Cenotaph Service and Parade in Whitehall on 8 November. The ...

  • Wreath and poppies
    Armistice Day

    At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The Two Minute Silence is observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War. The Royal British Legion ha...

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