Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Remembrance Day: Monday 11 November

The Royal British Legion: A Poppy for those who Serve

A poppy for those who serve - Lance Corporal Cassidy Little was injured in Afghanistan.
Photo credit: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/news-events/photo-galleries/poppy-appeal

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity providing care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

Find out all about the Royal British Legion and its work here:

Photo credit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9631521/Royal-British-Legion-concert-launches-2012-poppy-appeal.html

Cut and pasted from The Royal British Legion Website:

Poppy Appeal

Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion's work through the Poppy Appeal.

Every poppy helps us to support the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. Please give generously and wear your poppy with pride.

The Appeal is the Legion's biggest fundraising campaign and runs year-round. Lapel poppies are available to buy in shops, supermarkets, pubs and clubs from the last week of October until Remembrance Sunday, or 11th November, whichever is later in the calendar.

It takes 350,000 volunteers and staff to organise the Poppy Appeal each year. Money raised goes to support our welfare work for the Armed Forces community.

More than 40 million Remembrance poppies, 500,000 poppies of other types, 5 million Remembrance petals, 100,000 wreaths and sprays, 750,000 Remembrance Crosses and other Remembrance items are made at the Poppy Factory each year.

The 2012 Poppy Appeal raised an amazing £35 million. The target for the 2013 Appeal (October 2013 to September 2014) is £37 million.

You can make a donation to The Royal British Legion and its Poppy Appeal here:

Thank you for listening and please observe the two minute silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month (ie today!) to remember our courageous Service men and women, past and present.
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