Why do we wear poppies and where does the money go?

Artificial poppies were first sold in Britain in 1921 to raise money for the Earl Haig Fund in support of ex-servicemen and the families of those who had died in the conflict.

The fund raised more than £106,000 back then to help World War 1 veterans find employment and housing after the war.

Last year’s Poppy appeal raised £36.6 million pounds and to this day look after ex-servicemen, women and their dependents who are in need financially or otherwise.

Last year the British Legion spent £51 million helping those in need.  The additional funds required are raised through its trading companies, donations and legacies.

Wear your Poppy with Pride and donate today using the following link:

Donate to the Poppy Appeal