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.
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