Coventry Building Society

We are delighted to be supported by Coventry Building Society which has so far raised £14.7 million for the Legion.

Coventry Building Society

Every year since 2008, Coventry Building Society has made a donation to The Royal British Legion based on how much members have saved in their Poppy accounts.

This year on 27 October, Coventry Building Society has launched its first-ever Poppy Fixed ISA and announced the return of its popular Poppy Bond.

The Poppy Bond (99), available from Friday 27 October, is a competitive fixed rate savings bond paying 2% Annual Equivalent Rate (AER) until 31 December 2020. Withdrawals and closure prior to the maturity date are not permitted.

Meanwhile, the Poppy Fixed ISA (1) offers a highly competitive fixed rate of 2% tax-free p.a/AER until 30 November 2020. Partial withdrawals are not allowed before maturity. Closures before maturity are subject to a 180 days’ interest charge. Both products are limited issue accounts.

When staff at Coventry Building Society saw how their donations made a difference, they wanted to contribute more. That’s why they made us their Corporate Charity in 2012. As well as the Poppy accounts, the Coventry now also supports us through fundraising events and by volunteering staff time at one of our care homes, Fields of Remembrance, supermarket collections and City Poppy Days.

Mark Parsons, Chief Executive of the Coventry, said: "We’re delighted to have continued our relationship with The Royal British Legion. Having the Legion as the Society's lead charity means we’re able to support them even more, not only through our donations but also through our staff fundraising activities and community events.

“So far we’ve raised over £14.7 million for the Legion. Our donation helps this great organisation make a difference to the lives of serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families. Its work is unending and we’ll continue to provide our support for as long as possible.”

Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion, said: “This longstanding partnership continues to deliver much needed help to serving and ex-serving members of Britain’s Armed Forces and their families. Coventry Building Society has raised more than £14.7 million for the Royal British Legion since 2008. And its employees have donated more than 1,500 hours of their time with us since 2012. It is a great relationship which supports many of our services, including our vital rehabilitation centres for injured servicemen and women.”