Facts and Figures

Here are some key facts about our welfare work here in Kent - please share this information with anyone who might like to support the Poppy Appeal.

1 in 6 people in this country are eligible for Legion help.


cases completed

So as you can see, the need is growing and we forecast that we will complete over 1300 cases by the end of the year.

Most Common Grants include: Mobility scooters & electric wheelchairs, Stairlifts & Bathroom adaptations, Riser/recliner chairs, Deposit and rent advance, Removal expenses, Household goods and furniture, and priority debts - council tax and rent arrears.

We continue to make a difference to people's lives. One of our most recent cases has been to provide assistance to a young mother with 3 small children. She is estranged from her husband (a serving soldier), and we were notified of her plight through the Women's Refuge that she had been moved to for her and her children's safety. The council found her accommodation but she had nothing to move in with so we provided funds for clothes, toys, carpets and furniture.

Please read the thank you messages below to see how someone's life has been turned around by financial assistance from the Legion and you will realise how important and worthwhile your support is….

"Just like to say a big thank you for all your help with the grant and vouchers after having a bad year since leaving the army, I thought my luck would never change."(26 year old woman, recently discharged from the Army, funds provided for training)

"Thank you so much for arranging for my new bed, wardrobe and washing machine. They arrived in good condition and the bed is fantastic. I sleep so much better and my back is already improved."(43 year old man recovering from nervous breakdown and depression)

"I should like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Royal British Legion, who have been so very kind in helping me obtain my lovely electric bed. Bed time is now much more pleasant for me and my days are much more cheerful."(67 year old woman, disabled and in pain most days)

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