A Poppy for your mobile

The ever-popular Poppy Download returns for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Make a £1.50 donation using your mobile phone by texting Poppy to 80848, of which 90p goes to the Poppy Appeal (excluding Virgin), and you’ll receive a poppy for your mobile phone wallpaper. Just text POPPY to 80848. Tell your friends!

You can also make a donation via mobile internet at m.poppy.org, with a choice of £1.50, £3.00, £5.00 and £10.00 donations with an option to add Gift Aid.

Service provided by The Royal British Legion, Customer Service, 0844 884 5050. By using this service you agree that we may contact you for future campaigns, unless you send STOP to 80848. Suitable for WAP enabled phones only. Not available on i-phones.


Show your support by adding a message of support to the bottom of each email you send. This year individuals as well as companies can register. Visit www.poppe.poppy.org.uk.

Buy The X Factor Finalists’ Hero single

The 12 finalists of the popular TV programme The X Factor have produced a cover version of Mariah Carey’s 1993 hit Hero and proceeds from its sale will be divided equally between Help for Heroes and the Poppy Appeal. So look for a copy in your nearest Woolworth, Tesco, Asda or Sainsbury’s, as well as music retailers such as Zavvi and HMV or order the single online.

Auctionair online auction room

Bidding for the specially designed Poppy Brooches has closed but there are other bargains available. The Royal British Legion Auction Room, operated by Auctionair, has a hand picked selection of items and £1 for every bid is donated to the Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Bond – save and donate

Coventry Building Society has teamed up with the Poppy Appeal to bring you a great way of earning interest on your savings, while at the same time helping current and former members of Britain’s Armed Forces and their dependants. When you open your Poppy Bond everyone benefits. You’ll receive a competitive rate of 6.25% AER/gross pa fixed until 31 December 2009 and the Coventry will make a donation equal to 0.25% of the balances invested direct to the Poppy Appeal. This donation is in addition to the interest you’ll earn. So, for example, if you invest £20,000, we’ll make a donation of £50. Apply for a Poppy Bond now.

Give a virtual poppy on Facebook

Raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal by giving poppies to your Facebook friends. You can add the application to your own Facebook profile by visiting: http://apps.facebook.com/poppies/

Make a Donation

Buy a poppy from a Poppy Collector during the Remembrance period or make a donation to the Poppy Appeal online. Click here for more details.

Support our Campaign

The Royal British Legion is calling on Government to increase payments to elderly people below the poverty line. Find out how you can help at http://www.returntorationing.org.uk/.

Give your Time

Become a Poppy Collector, a volunteer caseworker, a hospital/housebound visitor or participate in fundraising events. Click here to find out more.


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