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Fundraising events

As custodian of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion is best known for the Festival of Remembrance and our annual Poppy Appeal.

However, as well as our more traditional events, we also organise a whole range of events throughout the year and there are lots of ways for you to participate and show your support.

Follow this link for our online calendar of events or the links below for group or individual fundraising ideas. Or you can download our 2014 Events Brochure here.

Cycling events

LegioncyclingIf you're a keen cyclist, looking for a challenge or trying to keep fit, take a look at our exciting range of cycle rides. From our legendary 4-day Pedal to Paris to our 1-day Taste of le Tour, there is something for everyone. 

In addition to our own bike rides we also have places in Ride London. It's a great way to make friends, have fun and raise money for the Legion.

Visit our PoppyBike microsite for more information.

Running events

RunningIf you're a keen runner, there are numerous events around the country each year where you can satisfy your need for competition and raise money for the Legion at the same time.

The Legion regularly has places in the London Marathon, Silverstone Half Marathon, London Triathlon, Royal Parks Foundation Ultra, Great North Run and the Great South Run.

Or if you just enjoying running for fun, try our Great Gwent Run or The Poppy Run. 

Challenge events

Karrimor Great Trail Challenge If you're feeling adventurous and up to a challenge, why not sign up for one of the more extreme events available in our calendar.

Try your hand at conquering the hills of the Lakes District in the Karrimor Great Trail Challenge, the weather and terrain of the moors in Exmoor 30:30 or the mountains of the Freedom Trail

View our online calendar of events for more details. 

Golfing Events

99MilesgolfFor those with an interest in golf, there is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy your golf in a competitive manner and also demonstrate your support for The Royal British Legion by taking part in the Poppy Appeal Golf programme.

And we now have a very popular Junior Golf challenge!

Find out more at

Special events

Newmarket Races

With these events the emphasis is just as much on having fun as it is on supporting the cause. We organise the annual celebration of St George's Day at St George's Hanover Square and the sell-out Christmas Celebration at Guildhall.

The Legion enjoys strong links with the racing fraternity and benefits from charitable sponsorship on race days at a number of racecourses.

Follow this link for details in our online calendar of events.

Individual Events

Gold challengeMarathons in Singapore, the Sahara and Skipton; cycling from Athens to Venice, from London to Istanbul or Edinburgh to Kidderminster; covering long distancs by  bike, motorbike, kayak, rickshaw or mobility scooter; skydiving or selling cakes, if you are planning your own individual sporting or challenge event to support The Royal British Legion, please let our Fundraising Team know about it.

We are so grateful to all our passionate supporters - what will you do?

Events at the National Memorial Arboretum

Wtt W2011The National Arboretum is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and entryis free.

There is always something to do, throughout every season, from guided nature walks to exhibitions, Remembrance services to market days.

For details about events at the National Memorial Arboretum, please visit the Arboretum website (

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