Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community.
Like so many things in 2020, last year's Poppy Appeal was forced to adapt to the threat of Covid-19. With millions of people across the UK unable to leave their homes to find a poppy, and with collectors unable to carry out face to face collections, we called on the nation to show their support from home.
Whether you donated for poppies in the post, displayed a poppy in your window, fundraised for the Poppy Appeal or took on a virtual Poppy Run, we want to thank you for getting involved and supporting the 2020 Poppy Appeal.
Poppy Appeal 2021
We are hoping that this year's Poppy Appeal will see our fantastic volunteer collectors out and about in force once again, subject to any future Covid-19 restrictions. We will be offering several ways to donate to the Poppy Appeal including:
Other ways to get involved in Poppy Appeal 2021
Here are some key dates for this year's Poppy Appeal and Remembrance period:
- National Poppy Appeal launch - Thursday 28th October
- Armistice Day - Thursday 11th November
- Festival of Remembrance - Saturday 13th November
- Remembrance Sunday - Sunday 14th November
Our Poppy Days
Our City Poppy Days are fundraising collection days supported by members of the Armed Forces, all in aid of the Poppy Appeal. The dates for this year's City Poppy Days are as follows:
- Birmingham - Tuesday 2nd November
- Leeds - Tuesday 2nd November
- Manchester - Wednesday 3rd November
- London - Thursday 4th November
- Bristol - Tuesday 9th November
- Cardiff - Tuesday 9th November
Please note: These will be subject to any Covid-19 restrictions that may occur at the time.
What you can do right now
If you would like to purchase poppy items now, there's always a huge range to choose from on the Royal British Legion's Poppy Shop.
Your donations count
Is my poppy recyclable?
Alternatively, the paper and plastic components that make up our poppy can be pulled apart and recycled through some local authority household recycling methods.
You could also wear an enamel poppy pin instead of a paper poppy, and there are a range of alternatives available from our Poppy Shop. You can then choose to make a donation to the Poppy Appeal every year.
We are committed to reducing the amount of single use plastic associated with our Poppy Appeal products. We have already implemented changes that will remove over 8 million items of single use plastic from our 2021 products and will continue to look at ways to further reduce the environmental impact of our Poppy Appeal products.