Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal in Woodmancote & District



Woodmancote & District Branch has shown its fundraising skills by once again improving on its Poppy Appeal total.

We've achived a record sum collected this year.  Firstly, many thanks to those of you who were able to help with the counting.

- Already this year we have collecetd over£14,500 which is slightly down on last year on last year and all the money is not in yet!

A Big thank you to all the collectors (and particularly The Air Cadet of 2328 Squadron ATC and the Bishop's Cleeve Platoon Army Cadet Force.)This was   Collectors gave at least two hours each

The 6th Form of Clleve School did an amazing job of producing this design of a hugh poppy  from all the coins they collected. The Centre is pound coins. They collected over £250 in this way.  We have an amazing, caring youth population in our area.

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- Peter Wood Poppy Appeal organiser

Tower of london

Ceremic Poppies In the moat of the toower of London to comemorate all those who died in teh First World War ( one Poppy for each life lost) Photo by Peter Wood!


The Panthers  Cub Pack of the 1st Woodmancote Scout Group with their Poppy they made out of Copper Cpoins which they then donated to the RBL Woodmancote & District Branch ! This was in 2015

 A great group of Youngsters who were working on their Poppy Badge


A big Thank You to all the people of Bishop's Cleeve, Woodmancote & District who have been so generous again.

A great effort by all - A Big Thank you to our Collecting Team and especially to or poppy appeal coordinator,  Mr. Peter Wood.

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Painting by Colin Basset



The Poppy Ball  was help on Saturday 2rd of November at the Club. Thanks to all of you that support this event. It was well supported and was an excellent night.

It will be Black tie/ Lounge suits. Tickets £5 From the club


Poppy People

The success of the Poppy Appeal depends on local volunteers and if you are able to help during the Poppy Appeal fortnight (30 October to 14 November ) please contact the Poppy Appeal Organiser. Peter Wood who can be contacted on 01242 677930 or by e-mail on

This year alone the Legion will spend more than £72 million providing assistance to over 160,000 Serving and ex-Serving Armed Forces personnel and their families.

The Legion spends more than £1.4 million a week delivering its welfare work.

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading service charity helping Service personnel past and present and their families

The right way to wear a Poppy:

There is no right or wrong way to wear a Poppy - except to wear it with pride.

You can wear a Poppy at any time of the year to show your support.

When to stop wearing a Poppy

The Poppy is the main symbol of Remembrance in the UK. You can wear a Poppy all year round but traditionally people stop wearing a Poppy after Armistice Day on 11th November or Remembrance Sunday, whichever is later.

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