Img 2298 1

Formby Branch

The Poppy Appeal in Formby

Formby Branch has again raised £16,700.00 for the 2017 Poppy Appeal Fund. For the amounts raised over the last 16 years, please see below.

So well done everybody, and a big Thank You to all the people of Formby who have been so generous once again. 

Poppies

Poppy People

Anyone interested in helping in the next Poppy Appeal should contact our Poppy Appeal Coordinator on [T:01704 871927/email].

We meet on the First Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Due to circumstances a new venue is being sort.

The Poppy Factory

In 1922 Major George Howson MC, who served in the First World War, founded the Disabled Society. He recognised unemployed ex- Service men could make artificial poppies and approached the Legion. He founded  a small factory, which was later to become The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory.

More than 40 million Remembrance poppies, 500,000 poppies of other types, 5 million Remembrance petals, 100,000 wreaths and sprays, 750,000 Remembrance Crosses and other Remembrance items are made at the Poppy Factory each year.

The British Legion – now The Royal British Legion – was formed in 1921 from four separate ex-Service organisations. The first official Legion Poppy Day was held in Britain on 11 November 1921.

Poppy Appeal Fund:

2000 - £13135.00
2001 - £12224.46
2002 - £14365.16
2003 - £13335.95
2004 - £12886.08
2005 - £13706.17
2006 - £15905.17
2007 - £18306.95
2008 - £17508.27
2009 - £21403.89
2010 - £19108.34
2011 - £22425.51
2012 - £21093.48
2013 - £22885.54
2014 - £19879.53
2015 - £17156.67
2016 - £16212.42
2017 - £16700.00
2018 - 

 

 

Search our Knowledge base

for answers

Get in touch Launch live chat

8am to 8pm, all week

Call our helpline 0808 802 8080

8am to 8pm, all week

Find us locally Pop in for a chat

10am to 4pm, weekdays