Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal in Ilminster

Ilminster and associated villages Poppy Appeal News

The 2019 Poppy Appeal raised £8,600

Once again this was achieved through the generosity of the people of Ilminster and the surrounding area.

The 2020 Poppy Appeal

Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has to adapt to the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Legion has worked with its members, staff, volunteers and partners to create a range of ways for people to get a poppy this year and help us raise vital funds. We are asking everyone to support the Poppy Appeal, because every poppy counts and every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community.

Despite many of our Poppy Appeal volunteers being unable to collect this year due to Covid-19, we still want to ensure that everyone can wear a poppy. You will be able to find poppies in local supermarkets or you can buy Poppy Appeal products from the Legion’s Poppy Shop. Poppies can be ordered online for you to distribute to your friends and neighbours. You can also download an A4 poster of the Remembrance Poppy to display at home

Is my poppy recyclable?

The most effective way to recycle our poppy is to return it to your local Sainsbury’s store after Armistice Day from 12-26 November.

Alternatively, the paper and plastic components that make up our poppy can be pulled apart and recycled through some local authority household recycling methods.

You could also wear an enamel poppy pin instead of a paper poppy, and there are a range of alternatives available from our Poppy Shop. You can then choose to make a donation to the Poppy Appeal every year.

We are committed to reducing the amount of single use plastic associated with our Poppy Appeal products. We have already implemented changes that will remove over 8 million items of single use plastic from our 2021 products and will continue to look at ways to further reduce the environmental impact of our Poppy Appeal products.


 Army Cadets collecting in Tesco Ilminster


Army Cadets collecting in Ilminster Tesco for the Poppy Appeal 2019.
The morning and afternoon collections on Saturday 9 November raised £650.


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