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Royal British Legion Charity In London England

Royal British Legion

 London     England

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk     << Visit Website

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Royal British Legion Charity Profile

The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for our support and we receive thousands of calls for help every year.

The Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the ex-Service community and over 380,000 members continue to ensure that this voice does not go unheard. Although the needs of ex-Service people have changed over the years, we are still there to safeguard their welfare, interests and memory. British service people are in action around the world every day of the year. They know that if they need our support - now or in the future - the Legion is always on active duty for them.

The Royal British Legion is a charity that supports the serving and ex-Service community, and their families, as well as being one of the country's largest membership organisations. We are probably best-known for our role as the nation's custodian of Remembrance and for the Poppy Appeal which we organise annually.

Poppy Support is the new name for all our welfare services. It is split into six categories: Poppy Advice, Poppy Funds, Poppy Breaks, Poppy Homes, Poppy Travel and Poppy People. Nearly 10.5 million people in the UK are eligible for our help, so if you or someone you know is serving, ex-Service or a dependant and in need, please call Legionline on 08457 725 725. Wed like to be able to help.

Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for our work through its generous support of the Poppy Appeal raising almost 25 million which goes towards our vital welfare work.

We are the nation's de facto custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy. We are responsible for the Two Minute Silence on Remembrance Sunday and 11th November. We also organise the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, and assist with the march past at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

The Legion is the major voice for ex-Service people, campaigning on issues such as Gulf War Related Illnesses, War Pensions and Noise Induced Hearing Loss. We will continue to press for change as long as the needs of veterans and their dependants remain unrecognised.

We are one of the country's largest membership organisations, with over 450,000 members nationwide. Members get together through our network of clubs and branches all over the country, and can become involved in the welfare and fundraising work of the Legion. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

The National Memorial Arboretum is set in the pleasant countryside of Staffordshire, between the towns of Lichfield and Burton-upon-Trent. The Arboretum provides a living and lasting focus for Remembrance, essentially for those who have lost their lives or suffered in the service of their country. It is also a haven of peace and contemplation where visitors can both enjoy and learn about the trees and their surroundings, and reflect upon their special symbolism. The location benefits from a unique wildlife habitat, bordered on one side by the Rive Tame.

Royal British Legion Volunteer Information

It is our volunteers and supporters who form the backbone of the organisation. Without them we would miss not just the money they raise on our behalf, but the enthusiasm and human touch which they bring to the work they do for us. Any time is valuable - whether you have just an hour a week, or a day per week. Do you have the time to help us?
We need people of all ages to help us in a range of different areas, depending on your interest and also how much time you can spare. Just an hour or two a week can make all the difference.

Royal British Legion Donation Information

The Royal British Legion makes a real difference to hundreds of thousands of people's lives every year. But this is only made possible through the support of people like you. There are many easy ways to donate to The Royal British Legion, and no gift is too small to make a difference.

Donation Options:   

Checks, Credit Card, Online, Gifts In Kind, Assets, Bequest Legacy, Pledges, Direct Debit

Royal British Legion In The News

Cheltenham raises more than 80,000 for Poppy Appeal

21 days ago From This is Gloucestershire  

LEICESTER, U K - The Cheltenham branch of the Royal British Legion raised the amount over two weeks last year. . Dave Martel, chairman of the Cheltenham branch of the Royal British Legion and Mayor of Cheltenham, Colin Hay. David Martel, organiser for Cheltenham' ...

Homeless ex-soldier praised for fund-raising

23 days ago From Worcester News  

SURREY, U K - Bill Hyde, who has stayed at the YMCA on Henwick Road since 1988, collected =A31,469 for the Royal British Legion (RBL), selling poppies in the city's CrownGate shopping centre throughout November. The charity is close to the 62-year-old's he ...

Wheels in motion for Poppy bus

34 days ago From Warrington Guardian  

SURREY, U K - Gillion McKinnon, area manager of The Royal British Legion, said: =93 The Legion spends =A31.7M per week on welfare support for our Armed Forces past and present and their families who might need our help as Arun did, now and for the rest of their li ...

Huddersfield Sikhs raise 800 for Poppy Appeal

34 days ago From SikhSangat News  

HUDDERSFIELD, U K - The community handed over the money to the Royal British Legion in a presentation at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Springwood temple. By the time of the First World War there were 100,000 Sikhs in the British Indian Army. During the Great War Sikhs fought ...

Liverpool FC shirts raise 21k for RBL

59 days ago From forcespenpals.co.uk  

LONDON, U K - Some =A321,000 has been raised for the Royal British Legion (RBL) through the sale of special edition Liverpool FC shirts. The tops - which were embroidered with poppies - were worn during Liverpool's match against Chelsea on Remembrance Sunday a ...

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