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Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community.

Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal 2020 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, there were many ways to show your support for the Armed Forces community remotely. 

Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported this year's Poppy Appeal. Details about the Poppy Appeal 2021, taking place in the Legion's centenary year, will be available next year. 

Other ways to get involved

Is my poppy recyclable?

The most effective way to recycle our poppy is to return it to your local Sainsbury’s store after Armistice Day

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.

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