The Poppy Appeal 2020 will celebrate the contribution of our Armed Forces community across generations. While the challenges our Armed Forces face may change, the sense of duty shared by all who serve never fades.
In this unprecedented year, the British Legion is urging everyone to back the Poppy Appeal in a new way. Like so many things this year, the Appeal has to adapt to the threat of Covid-19 it is more important than ever that we support them. I recently met with Royal British Legion regional organisers to discuss the many ways that local people can support this year’s appeal:
Ways to support the 2020 Poppy Appeal
There are more ways than ever that you can support the Poppy Appeal. Your donations help to provide invaluable support to the Armed Forces community.
Visit your local Supermarket
Supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Asda stores as well as online retailers including Amazon and eBay, and Lloyds Bank and Santander are supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal. There are a variety of cashless donation options at each location with Morrisons and Sainsbury’s also offering people the opportunity to add a donation to their shopping bill.
From 6 October, when you donate online you’ll receive a link to a printable poppy which you can print off and place in your window to show others you’re supporting the Poppy Appeal.
Find out more: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate
Text to donate
To donate £2 text POPPY2 to 70545
To donate £5 text POPPY5 to 70545
To donate £10 text POPPY10 to 70545
Find out more (inc T&Cs): https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate
My Poppy Run
Poppy park run events usually take place in October and November, but these are unable to take place this year due to social distancing measures. Join us instead for My Poppy Run, a virtual event, and support your Poppy Appeal in 2020. Choose to run, jog or walk, maybe take your four-legged friend along too.
Find out more: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/events/my-poppy-run
The Poppy Shop has an extensive range of products, from iconic poppy pins and jewellery, to clothing, stationery, homeware and everything in between.
100% of the profits from the Poppy Shop go towards funding the Legion’s ongoing work in supporting the Armed Forces community, serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
By shopping online at the Poppy Shop this Poppy Appeal, you’re helping to provide vital services and support, from expert guidance and advice, to recovery and rehabilitation.
Find out more: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/shop/poppy-shop
Poppies in the Post
Every year, RBL volunteers distribute over 40 million poppies to help their vital work in supporting the Armed Forces community. Due to COVID-19 this year, many volunteers are unable to help. That’s why they are asking people distribute poppies to their friends and neighbours so that they can continue to support our Armed Forces community in their time of need, ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten.
Request 20 poppies free of charge by completing the form below by following the link below. You can then give them to your friends and family and ask them for a donation to support our Armed Forces community.
Along with the poppies, you will also receive information on how you and those you share your poppies with can give as well as how to distribute the poppy safely and ensure everyone can wear the poppy with pride.
Find out more: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/poppies-in-the-post
This Poppy Appeal, the RBL want to ensure that everyone can still get their poppy, so they have developed an A4 poster of the iconic Remembrance Poppy that you can download, print, and display at home, perhaps in your front window.
Download a full colour poster or one that you (or someone you know) can enjoy colouring in: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate