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 dependents.
Poppy Appeal 2018-19
North Hampshire - £810,598.77
South Hampshire - £919,433.87
Isle of Wight - £130,647.76
Nationally- over £44 million pounds. This is £3 million up on this time last year.
Based on a population in Hampshire of approximately 1,837,800 people this equates to over 92 pence per person donated in Hampshire
We always need new volunteers - Poppy People - to assist with Poppy Appeal collecting in Hampshire. We fund raise all year round, not just in November.
Without volunteer collectors out there on the streets and appeal organisers planning the collections, this great cause that helps thousands of ex-Service men and women every year would grind to a halt.
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.
Please contact our Poppy Appeal Coordinators if you are interested in helping.
North Hampshire: Jacki Gatfield or South Hampshire: Pat Prior BEM QVRM
Alternatively contact our Community Fundraisers
North: Eamon (Jim) Parker 07867 537099 or South: Sarah Ferris 07458 126854