Each year, in early November some 30,000 Legion volunteers take to the streets with poppies and collecting boxes, raising millions of pounds for the Poppy Appeal.
The money collected at this time and from numerous other fundraising activities throughout the year, goes to providing help and support to serving and ex-Service men and women and their dependants.
In 2012/13, Cornwall raised £475.5k and hopes to improve this for 2013/14 (financial year calculated from Oct to Sep) the total already stands at £437k.
We always need new volunteers - Poppy People - to assist with Poppy Appeal collecting in Cornwall.
Without volunteer collectors out there on the streets, without appeal organisers planning the collections, this great cause - that helps thousands of ex-Service men and women every year - would grind to a halt.
And we urgently need to recruit more people as many of our current volunteers are retiring from active duty. Add to this the ever increasing demand on the Legion's services and you can see we need your help more than ever.
Our Community Fundraiser, Mrs Annie Binding, deals with matters concerning fundraising for the Poppy Appeal. If you have an idea or simpy wish to help during the Poppy Appeal period in November, please contact Annie on email: ABinding@britishlegion.org.uk