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Coventry Building Society

We are delighted to be supported by Coventry Building Society which has so far raised £17 million for the Legion in over ten years of partnership.

On top of this, all 70 of the Society’s branches collect money for the Poppy Appeal.

Every year since 2008, Coventry Building Society has made a donation to The Royal British Legion based on how much members have saved in their Poppy accounts. Each year, a new Poppy saving product is released that benefits the charity.

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Staff volunteering

When staff at Coventry Building Society saw how these donations made a difference, they wanted to contribute more. That’s why they made us their Corporate Charity in 2012.

Staff volunteering

When staff at Coventry Building Society saw how these donations made a difference, they wanted to contribute more. That’s why they made us their Corporate Charity in 2012.

In 2018, to mark the end of the First World War Centenary, the Society joined the Legion in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

1,223 soldiers from Coventry left home between 1914 and 1918 and never returned. The employees of the Society said thank you to those from Coventry who fell in the First World War in a number of ways; writing personal messages of thanks and planting poppy seeds to each of the 1,223 fallen soldiers from Coventry, cycling the 262 miles from the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and planting a magnificent red oak tree at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The building society also took over Coventry railway station by displaying the names of 1,223 Coventry soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.

Ben France, Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Royal British Legion, said: "Coventry Building Society’s unwavering commitment to supporting The Royal British Legion over the past 11 years is inspirational. We are incredibly grateful for the impact this has had on the Armed Forces community, and the real difference their donations have made to people’s lives."

Man removing sign on post for our Coventry Building Society corporate partnership

3,340 hours of staff time

The Society also supports us through fundraising events and by volunteering around 3340 of staff time at the National Memorial Arboretum, our care homes, supermarket collections, cross planting and City Poppy Days.

3,340 hours of staff time

The Society also supports us through fundraising events and by volunteering around 3340 of staff time at the National Memorial Arboretum, our care homes, supermarket collections, cross planting and City Poppy Days.

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£17m

From raising over £17 million to championing Remembrance in their community and volunteering over 3,340 hours of their time, the Society’s support ensures the Legion can continue to serve the Armed Forces community, both past and present.

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