Venue fundraising

Venue fundraising is an essential part of how the Legion plans to engage with new supporters, providing an opportunity for people to speak with our representatives about our work at any time of year, and consider a valuable regular gift to support our work.

Our venue fundraisers work on our behalf through Appco Group Support (AGS). This fundraising agency is one of the largest in the UK and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising (IOF). As well as all fundraisers in their network, AGS work to best practice guidelines on fundraising.

Our venue fundraisers will never ask for cash and our campaigns are designed to provide the Legion with much-needed, year-round income by obtaining direct debit donations or weekly Poppy Lottery subscriptions.

Please be assured that agreeing to give a gift to us by Direct Debit is very secure and safe. Only legitimate, registered groups like The Royal British Legion are able to use your information and you will be fully protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Our venue fundraisers will:

  • Wear clothing with The Royal British Legion corporate logo
  • Display an Appco Group Support identification badge with their name, photo and employee number.
  • Carry up-to-date The Royal British Legion literature, including 'Welcome' leaflets and 'Thanks for listening' leaflets.

We monitor this activity very carefully. If you have been unhappy with the conduct of a venue fundraiser, or believe you have reason to doubt their authenticity, please email us at supportercare@britishlegion.org.uk for a regular giving fundraiser, or lottery@britishlegion.org.uk for a Poppy Lottery fundraiser.

For further information, please see our Venue Fundraising FAQs and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. 

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