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The Poppy appeal started on 11th November 1921, when one of the founders of the Royal British Legion, Earl Haig, purchased and sold millions of poppies raising £106,000 for ex servicemen and their families. There are now more ways than ever to donate to the poppy appeal. This year marks the 100th birthday of the Poppy appeal. Lets make it count!
One Off Donation To British Legion
The easiest way to donate to the poppy appeal online is with a one off donation.
This requires £1 and less than 5 minutes of your time.
With the minimum donation set at only £1, it is easier than ever to send a quick donation without even having to leave the house.
To make a donation with no further obligation, go directly to the official Royal British Legion donation page ONE OFF DONATION PAGE
Regular Donation To British Legion
If you feel you are able to make a monthly commitment to The Royal British Legion then you can consider setting up a direct debit for a regular donation, from £1 per month.
The Royal British Legion adhere to the direct debit guarantee and you cancel your commitment at any time. Even set at the minimum payment, £12 a year going into the RBL funds would make an impact, and would be greatly appreciated.
You can set a monthly gift up on the RBL REGULAR DONATION PAGE
Royal British Legion Donations In Memory
If a loved one served in the armed forces at any time in their life, you can make a donation in memory of them. The Royal British Legion will enter their name in the book of remembrance in beautiful traditional calligraphy. You simply need to supply the persons name or nickname along with their rank or title.
The name can be entered free of charge, but it would be fantastic of you could make a donation from as little as £1. Traditional calligraphers are experts with many years of experience and their work on this book should be reflected.
You can find out more about this on the official RBL website DONATIONS IN MEMORIAM
The book of memorial is kept at the Royal British Legion head office in London- Please book a viewing before travelling.
Become a Poppy Supporter
Poppy supporters commit to a donation of £10 or more per month by direct debit and their regular commitment is pivotal to funding services the Royal British Legion provide.
Supporters are recognised with an exclusive poppy pin that is produced every year, along with personal updates on the work of the RBL and invitations to events.
You can find out more about being a Poppy Supporter by visiting this page HOW TO BECOME A POPPY SUPPORTER
Play The Poppy Lottery
Play from £1 per week. £2000 draw every Friday and a £20,000 draw every quarter.
If you believe you are at risk of or suffering from a gambling addiction- please visit BE GAMBLE AWARE
If you are involved in football as a supporter, player or part of the management/coaching team and you wish for us to support and publicise your fundraising efforts for any armed forces charities please GET IN TOUCH
We would love to feature pictures of your grassroots football team wearing their poppies. Send them in to us and we will get back to you for more information.
If you are a currently serving or ex member of the armed forces and are a football fan, please contact us, there are many ways we could use your support.