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Poppy Appeal

The Poppy Appeal in Shaftesbury and District

 Poppy Appeal 2019-2020

Between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020 the total raised by the branch for the Poppy Appeal was £19,280.  This despite the hall closed down and all activities ceased due to pandemic restrictions for the six and a half months from mid-March 2020.  Of this total we raised:

  • £1,930 from wreath donations and
  • £525.25 from Gift Aid.

Latest News at 4 August 2021

Up to now, for the year 2020-2021, donations amount to £8,089 with more donations to come in.  This is approximately 40% of the income from a normal year.

Poppy Appeal 2021-2022

The next appeal fortnight runs from Thursday 28 October to Saturday 13 November 2021.  We are planning a normal appeal this year with maximum turnout from all our volunteers, with street, static point, shop, and house to house collections.

The RBL website at <www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/poppy-appeal> offers the public new ways to donate, including a downloadable Poppy and taking orders for small packs of Poppies online. New technology solutions will allow the public to donate via contactless terminals, QR Codes via mobile phones and text messaging donations.  

Poppy Volunteers

The branch is always in need of new house-to-house collectors, particularly at The Maltings.  Anyone interested in helping in the next Poppy Appeal in 2021 should contact our Poppy Appeal Co-ordinator on 01747 854765.

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