What the Poppy Appeal does
The Royal British Legion provides a wide range of support to the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
The Legion has committed to fund the operating costs of four Personnel Recovery Centres for wounded, injured and sick service personnel. This is a ten year commitment as part of the Defence Recovery Capability in partnership with the MOD, Help for Heroes and other service charities. In addition, the Royal British Legion have created and operate the Battle Back Centre for adaptive sports as part of this initiative.
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 in Henley-on-Thames
Henley-on-Thames - Annie Arscott - email:
Peppard - Lt Col Nick Launders - email:
With many thanks for your support