14 November 2014

THE POPPY




THE POPPY | 14 November 2014
As we reflect on the outpouring of support from the nation, I would like say a huge thank you for your help during this year's Poppy Appeal. Many of you have given generously or given your time in support of the Armed Forces community, and I have found the efforts of the past few weeks to be truly humbling.

Below are some of the fantastic projects that you helped make such a success. As ever, we will continue to Remember those who have fallen and also support the future of those who Live On.

Thank you as always for your support.
Charles ByrneDirector of Fundraising
Fields of Remembrance
Tens of thousands of supporters have remembered a loved one or paid tribute to all those who fell by dedicating a wooden remembrance tribute in one of our Fields of Remembrance. These striking fields were opened over the course of last week, and will shortly close. 

You too can mark the memory of loved ones, friends or comrades by dedicating your own Remembrance Tribute to a life remembered in these poignant Fields of Remembrance.
City Poppy Days
This year’s Poppy Appeal saw volunteers on the street of every village, town and city raising money for the Legion. A few British cities saw incredible surges of support on City Poppy Days, with uniformed personnel lining streets and manning major train stations.

We would like to send a special thank you to the serving personnel who have made these days such a success.
Big Poppy Run
This October, young veteran Ben McBean started a run across London in the shape of a huge poppy. Inspired to complete the gruelling 31 miles by the thought of wounded soldiers like himself, and those who never made it home, Ben asked the Great British public to help. Hundreds of supporters helped complete the poppy by running the roads inside its outline to raise money for the Legion. You can still donate to Ben's run, with Vodaphone matching all donations up to £100,000.
Christmas is for sharing
We are excited to be a part of Sainsbury's ‘Christmas is for sharing’ advert, made in partnership with The Royal British Legion. It is inspired by the amazing story of the 1914 Christmas Truce where British and German soldiers laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas together. The chocolate bar featured in the advert is on sale in Sainsbury's stores, and all profits from each bar sold will raise vital funds for the Legion to help our service men and women, veterans and their families to Live On.
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