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Posted on Friday 25th October

The 2013 Poppy Appeal launched nationally yesterday, Thursday, 24 October, The Royal British Legion's biggest annual fundraising event. This year's appeal aims to raise £37 million.

Each year the nation shows its support for the work of The Royal British Legion through the Poppy Appeal. Each poppy helps The RBL to support past and present members of the British Armed Forces and their families.

The focus of this year's appeal is on the range of work the Legion does to support Armed Forces families, whether they are families of personnel on active service, of those currently in transition from military to civilian life, or of veterans.

The 2013 appeal launched with a concert for Service personnel and their families at RAF Northolt, hosted by Gethin Jones, featuring The Saturdays, Union J and The Poppy Girls, who sang this year's official Poppy Appeal single, The Call (No Need to Say Goodbye).

Visit the Royal British Legion website for more information, or to Get Involved.

Further Reading

Keeping Faith

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Keeping Faith

(Hardback - 496 pages)
by Brian Harding

For the millions who had fought in the Great War, and for their families, the 'land fit for heroes' turned out to be an illusion; instead there was suffering and deprivation. Out of this, on 1 July 1921 was born the British Legion. In the years that followed the Legion fought for justice for the ex-service community, meanwhile seeking to protect them. It introduced the Poppy Appeal and insisted on an annual act of national… Read more...

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