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Where does the Poppy Appeal money go?

November 10, 2017 4:52 PM
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PLENTY of people will have bought a poppy to support the Armed Forces community, past and present.

We took a look at the Royal British Legion's 2016 report to give you a quick overview.

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November.

Each year, an army of volunteers distribute the iconic paper poppies throughout the nation, collecting donations in return.

Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of Remembrance: to remember the fallen service men and women killed in conflict.

The first Poppy Appeal was held in 1921, the founding year of The Royal British Legion.

Red silk poppies, inspired by the famous First World War poem In Flanders Fields, sold out instantly and raised more than £106,000.

The funds helped First World War veterans find employment and housing after the war.


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