Poppy Picnics

Summer is the time to make some sandwiches, pack the basket and throw a Poppy Picnic in support of The Royal British Legion. So start planning now to get involved with picnickers across the country to raise funds for our Armed Forces community.

Let's picnic Britain

Hosting a Poppy Picnic is a fun and simple way to get together with friends and family and raise much-needed funds our welfare work. Everyone can pitch in and bring something along, from homemade cakes to shop-bought snacks and games for all the family.

Remember to let all your friends and family know about your Poppy Picnic – Facebook and Twitter are also great ways to spread the news. Keep an eye on our updates at Poppy Legion on Facebook or Twitter (@PoppyLegion) and don’t forget to use #poppypicnic.

For fundraising materials please get in touch at poppypicnic@britishlegion.org.uk and make sure you include your postal address!

Raising money

See below for some tried and tested suggestions for fundraising. Everyone loves fancy dress competitions or a tug of war – don’t forget them at your Poppy Picnic!

  • Face painting: a great one for the kids, whether they want Spiderman or a butterfly, it's sure to brighten their day.
  • Bake sale: they'll sell like hot cakes! Charging a small fee for sweet treats at your Poppy Picnic is a great way to make a little bit of extra cash for a great cause.
  • Rounders match: get together with a group of friends and organise a game of rounders, a great way to spend a summer afternoon in the park, and everyone knows the rules.
  • Races: classic egg and spoon, three-legged, space hopper or sack races? There are lots of other silly races you can organise: high on fun, laughter and money-raising potential.

Download our ideas and inspirations for more suggestions.

Paying in

Thank you hosting a Poppy Picnic and raising much-needed funds for the Legion's vital work. Make your payment online using a credit or debit card from the link below

Other ways to pay

At a bank
To pay funds into the bank please use the paying in slip we sent you in the post with your 'picnic pack'.  If you don’t have this, please email poppypicnic@britishlegion.org.uk to request another.

Over the phone
Payments can be made over the telephone by calling 0845 845 1945. Please have your Poppy Picnic reference number to hand or if you don't have this let the customer service agent know that the donation is being made as part of a Poppy Picnic.

By post
Cheque payment can be sent via the post to:

Poppy Picnic, The Royal British Legion, Haig House,
199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA

In order for us to acknowledge receipt of your cheques please enclose a covering note.

If you have any problems or questions please email poppypicnic@britishlegion.org.uk or call our supporter helpline on 0845 845 1945.