Welcome to the Northampton Branch of The Royal British Legion
Hello and thanks for visiting the Northampton Branch of the Royal British Legion's website
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of the Country's largest membership organisations.
2015 Poppy Appeal
We are once again collecting for the poppy appeal (23rd Oct - 11 Nov) and are hoping to go even further than we did with our record breaking total from 2014 of just over £125,000.
During the time our appeal runs we have collecting tins and poppies located at some 600 locations (shops, offices, factories, schools, leisure centres, churches and community centres for example).
We also have points where we have collectors physically on site at various dates and times too: these include Tesco Mereway, Waitrose (Kingsthorpe & Wootton), Morrisons (Cattle Market & Kettering Road), Weston Favell, Grosvenor Centre, Market Square, B&Q, Sainsbury's (Weedon Rd), London Midland Northampton station (06:30-10:00 Fri 6th), M1 services J15A Southbound and The Saints.
Our Honorary Branch Poppy Appeal Organiser Vaughn Glyn (Royal Marines), all our members and those helped through your donations thank you for continuing to support our work in helping our serving personnel, veterans and their dependents.
Want to help with the Poppy Appeal?
Easiest and quickest way - especially when the appeal is running - is to drop us a message via our Facebook page Northampton Poppy Appeal.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com too
We are the custodians of Remembrance both locally and nationally. Although not responsible for war memorials within the borough we take a keen interest and work with local bodies to ensure they are maintained and protected.
One area we have worked hard on was having a new Post-1945 memorial erected in Northampton and a refurbished Korean War Memorial, which had become weather damaged. Both these new additions were completed in summer 2013 and are located with the WWI and WWII memorials in Abington Square. We continue to researchg a wider Post-1945 Roll of Honour for the county - you can see more about these on our Post-1945 Northampton Borough and Post-1945 Northamptonshire pages on this site.
The Northampton Branch - Where we meet
We have a strong ethos in helping Serving personnel and veterans and the families that support our military communities. Locally we have 8 trained and very active case-workers who provide advice and support. We also have a strong wish to maintain contact with widows and the families who have lost relations whilst in military service.
The Northampton Branch meets at 7.45pm on the first Thursday of each month at the Working Men's Club in Sheep Street, Northampton.
To contact us locally or through our national help centre please see the information on our contact page: /branches/northampton/contact-us-local-and-national-information
Is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Legion membership ensures that
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives and how you money provides help and support locally and wider.