The British Legion Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion launched its annual Poppy Appeal with its its emblem, the red poppy.

Every year, the Legion organises a countrywide network of Poppy Appeal collectors to meet huge public demand for poppies, the nation’s symbol of Remembrance.

The Poppy Appeal raises about half of the funds needed for our welfare work every year.

This years appeal was launched on the 25thOctober, when the Legion’s lapel poppies and other items were made available to the public.

Red poppies are worn proudly by the British public from the launch date until Remembrance Sunday the November 11th.

Uckfield Poppy Appeal co-ordinator told Uckfield FM:

‘This year is the centenary of Armistice and a very special year for us.  The collectors will be out on the street collecting.  Last year we £15,344.06 and i would love to see it better this year’

Uckfield Poppy Appeal co-ordinator Diane Ward

Legion member Norman Mayers