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Got a burning question?

Check out our FAQs to find out more about our Poppy Runs, or call our Supporter Care team on 0333 011 4500.

What happens if the event is postponed?

We follow government guidelines and put the health and safety of our participants, staff and beneficiaries first and foremost. If it is necessary to postpone an event we will be in touch to offer a choice of transfer or refund. Full details are in our Terms and Conditions.

Please contact 0345 845 1945 if you’d like to know more about all we are doing.

What time does the event start?

Please start arriving to the event village from 10:00am.

How much do I have to fundraise?

Registration fees only help to cover the event costs – so fundraising is really important in helping serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. Reach £200 in sponsorship and you’ll receive a special medallion.

Your fundraising enables us to make a huge difference to the lives of those that we support in our Armed Forces community.  Every year we are able to save lives, save marriages, keep families together, alleviate poverty, prevent homelessness, and improve physical and mental health – these are all life changing events enabling those we support to live safe, secure and fulfilling lives.

How do I pick up my medallion for reaching £200 in sponsorship?

You can pick this up on the day by coming to the Collection Point at the event and showing us your online fundraising page or your sponsorship form.

Please note that if you are fundraising in a team you will receive one medallion per £200 raised.

What fundraising support will I receive?

Our team are on hand to support you every step of the way. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email containing all the fundraising information and advice you’ll need.

How do I go about raising money online?

We’ll include all the information you need in your registration pack when you sign up to the event. Your Fundraising page will be set up automatically when you register. So all you have to do is share the link with your friends. 

Can we fundraise as a team?

Yes. When you register as a team your team fundraising page will be set up automatically. Just click on the Create a group option to set up a team or Join a team & Register option.

Can I Gift Aid my personal donations?

Yes, if you are a UK tax payer. You cannot claim Gift Aid on a donation from a public collection or fundraising event, unless each individual donor has submitted a Gift Aid Declaration. For more information, please read our Gift Aid information.

How can I pay in my fundraising?

The easiest way to fundraise is by using your Poppy Run fundraising page. This will be set up automatically when you register for the event. You can also post a cheque or sponsorship form with your name and the event you’re fundraising for to: Mass Events Team, Royal British Legion, 199 Borough High Street London SE1 1AA.

When do I have to submit my sponsorship money?

We ask that all sponsorship monies are sent to us no later than eight weeks after your event takes place.

Are there any age restrictions to participate?

Anyone can take part in Poppy Run, so feel free to bring friends and family of all ages.

Is the route accessible?

Yes, we always try and ensure our routes are easily accessible and that people of all abilities can take part. In some cases where stairs may be present then there will always be an alternative in place.

Can my dog(s) come too?

Yes, all our routes are dog friendly so feel free to bring them with you at our Poppy Run events. Please make sure they are kept on their leads throughout the duration of the event and that you clean up after them.

Can I volunteer at this event?

Yes, we are always on the look out for volunteers for this event. You could be involved with helping us to set up or pack down the event, register participants, marshal the route, or hand out medals to all the participants after their challenge.

If you would like to lend us a hand, register your interest and we’ll be in touch to tell you more.

How to contact us?

For up to date information, please contact myevent@britishlegion.org.uk or call 0345 845 1945.

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