How do I contact the Royal British Legion?
By post: Please write to The Royal British Legion, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA. By email: Drop us a line at [email protected] From overseas: Please call +44 (0)20 3376 8080 (charges apply)
What does the Poppy Appeal money go to?
Where does the money go? We use the money raised to provide support to the Armed Forces community in six key areas: Financial Support, Advice, Employment, Mobility, Housing and Mental Health. You can find out more about each of these areas here.
How much does the Royal British Legion make?
The Royal British Legion, the wealthiest military charity, recorded a total income of £163.2m last year. Its reserves totalled £70m, about 40% of its annual income and enough to bankroll its operations for six months.
Can a British Legion member use any club?
As of 2019, we have approximately 225,000 members. Membership allows people to participate in social, fundraising, and welfare activities through our network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas.
What help can I get from the British Legion?
- Who we help.
- Care and independent living.
- Physical and mental wellbeing.
- Financial and employment support.
- Local community connections.
- Expert guidance.
Does British Legion help for elderly?
We provide lifelong support to our Armed Forces community and their families. From providing dedicated care homes for older veterans, to support for carers, to helping ex-serving personnel and their families to live safely at home – we’re here to help people live on through life.
What does the black mean in a poppy?
The black poppy is most commonly associated with the remembrance of black, African, and Caribbean contributions to war efforts dating back to the 16th century. The initiative, titled “Black Poppy Rose”, was launched in 2010 and aims to make the black poppy a nationwide symbol of remembrance.
How much do the Royal British Legion have in the bank?
The RBL is the wealthiest of Britain’s ten biggest military charities. Between them, these ten have combined assets of £1.4 billion, plus reserves of £277 million, prompting increasingly angry accusations of ‘cash hoarding’.
Who owns Royal British Legion?
The Royal British Legion is honoured to have Her Majesty the Queen as our Patron. While having royal patronage from its founding in 1921, the Legion received its “Royal” appellation in 1971 on its golden anniversary. Our National President is Lt General James Bashall CB, CBE appointed in May 2019.
How much is a Legion membership?
You can join the Legion online at legion.ca/join. Online membership is $49.99 per year, and you do not have to be a Veteran to join. Any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older is welcome to become a member of the Legion!
What can the British Legion do for me?
We provide recovery and rehabilitation support to currently serving and ex-service personnel who are wounded, injured, sick. The same support is also available for those who are experiencing multiple challenges such as being out of work, dealing with mental health problems, financial issues and alcohol abuse.