This year, as we continue to mark the centenary of the First World War, The Royal British Legion is asking everyone to support the Poppy Appeal for the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.
The Legion created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, we're still helping today's Armed Forces families in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment.
The poppy is a powerful symbol - it is worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones.
Money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to our welfare work, providing through-life care to anyone who currently serves in the British Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families. This could include supporting:
- Bereaved families to cope after the loss of a loved one
- Those leaving the Forces into work and housing
- Older veterans to get the care and support they need and deserve.
Our vital welfare work is entirely dependent on the public's support – so please give generously and wear your poppy with pride, knowing that with your donation you can help all of these people and the entire Armed Forces community to Live On
To the memory of the fallen and the future of the living
Volunteer with us
Be part of our fantastic team of volunteers who are vital to the success of our Poppy Appeal each year. There’s a lot of work to do behind the scenes and many ways you can help, as an individual or as part of a group. It's good for you too – volunteering with us will give you experience of contributing to a national fundraising campaign.
Donate to the Poppy Appeal
Every penny you give to the Poppy Appeal helps to support Service people, veterans and their families. We need money all year round, not just during Poppy Appeal, so please give as generously as you can.
Other ways to give
You can also support the Poppy Appeal while you shop. Explore our wreaths, Poppy products, stationary and jewellery - there really is something for everyone.
There are numerous fundraising and Remembrance events during the Poppy Appeal. Explore our calendar for something you can participate in.
2014 POPPY appeal gallery
A cycle to say thank you
Meet some of the people pedalling to Paris to raise money as a way of saying thank you to the Legion or as an act of Remembrance
In tandem to Paris!
The Pedal to Paris cycle ride starts 3 September 2015 and some riders are making the journey in rather an unconventional way...
First time pedalling to Paris
Over 300 riders will be taking to the roads, to ride from London to Paris for The Royal British Legion's Pedal to Paris - many un...
On your bike and volunteer!
One of the Legion’s volunteers who will be taking to the streets in Cambridge this year is RAF veteran Geoff Rogers, who volunteer...
Birmingham enlists for the Poppy Appeal
Birmingham Poppy Day 2014 saw people of all ages and backgrounds come together to support the Armed Forces by collecting for the P...