In 2020, like so many other events this year, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt to the challenges that COVID 19 brings and we are asking the public and our partners to support us in a variety of new ways, because every poppy counts.
You may have seen recent publicity explaining that many of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal collectors fall into vulnerable categories and will not be able to engage with the Appeal this year – this means that you may not receive poppies and a collection tin as usual. Having less volunteers makes running the Poppy Appeal much harder, but the Legion still has a job to do. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on people’s livelihoods and way of life, leaving some in the Armed Forces community in desperate need of urgent help and support. The Royal British Legion’s work is more vital than ever, as we support people from all generations who are struggling with social isolation, financial difficulties and unemployment, losing loved ones or even facing the threat of homelessness.
Whether or not you receive your usual collecting tin and poppies, there are also many other opportunities to support the Poppy Appeal this year, including ordering ‘ Poppies in the Post’ for your neighbours and friends; downloading a poppy and displaying it in your window, or taking part in a poppy challenge; but every poppy counts and we would be grateful for your continued support in any way you can.
You can engage with the Poppy Appeal can be found on the Royal British Legion's website at:
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You can engage with the Poppy Appeal can be found on our website at: