Poppy Appeal Launch - Henley-on-Thames  - Falaise Square Town Centre 

Poppy Launch will be very different this 2020 Covid-19 year!


I, together with the Committee of the Royal British Legion’s Henley Branch, want to say a special thanks to all those individuals, businesses and groups who collected, contributed and supported the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

The final figure of the 2016 Poppy Appeal, that runs from 1 October 2016 – 31 September 2017, raised £25,488.51.  The 2017 Poppy Appeal, which commenced on 1 October 2017, has raised £21,775.14, to date.  A really tremendous effort from all those involved.  The final figure will be available after the 31 September 2018.

Whilst we are only part way through the fundraising year, this is a fantastic amount and could not have been achieved without your support. There will be a number of events planned in 2018 and the Committee of the Henley Branch will circulate information in the near future.  

A key event will include a Commemoration Concert, given by the Aliquando Choir in aid of the RBL Poppy Appeal to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. This will take place on 10 November 2018 in St Mary's Church, Henley on Thames.  Plans are progressing well, so please save the date in your diary and further information will be published in the near future. 

As you are no doubt aware, the Legion, as Custodian of Remembrance ensures that the memories of those who have fought and sacrificed in the British Armed Forces, live on through the generations. The Legion provides lifelong support for British Armed Forces, men and woman, veterans and their families through its welfare work, to live on to a more hopeful future.  This work can only take place with your support.

Thank you once again. 

Annie Arscott
Henley Poppy Appeal Organsier

The Legion provides information, advice and guidance to help people access the support they need, and provides direct support on benefits and money, war pensions and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, independent inquests and employability. 

The Legion runs care homes, seaside break centres for families of service personnel, a handy van repair service and an Admiral Nurse service for carers of people with dementia, and funds important research such as that into the effects of and treatment for blast injury at Imperial College, London.  The Legion campaigns on a wide range of issues affecting the Armed Forces, including mental and physical health, housing and homelessness, community and adult care. 


As custodians of Remembrance, the Legion ensure those who gave their lives are never forgotten. 


Contact the Poppy Appeal Organisers:

Henley-on-Thames  - Annie Arscott  -  email:  anniearscott51@gmail.com.com

Peppard                   -  Lt Col Nick Launders  -  email: nicklaunders@gmail.com


 With many thanks for your support