Remembrance Roundup


Welcome to the first edition of your Remembrance and Poppy Appeal Roundup. This isn’t intended to be a formal or comprehensive overview of the thousands of activities taking place in these coming weeks, but will hopefully give you a snapshot of some of the exciting things happening across the Legion and beyond. You can also take a look at the Poppy Appeal page.


We fully appreciate that not all Legion colleagues have access to email, and we’re looking at ways we can be better at communicating with ALL our staff – but in the meantime, there is a print-out version of this newsletter available here that you can print to share with colleagues and display on noticeboards.




Fresh take on In Flanders Fields launches appeal

Lines of the poem In Flanders Fields have appeared in iconic locations today to launch the 2017 Poppy Appeal. This film promotes the launch and will be complemented by a TV advert.

Take a look at the launch film…


Staff volunteering opportunities

Remembrance offers a number of opportunities for Legion staff to get involved through volunteering.

Find out about opportunities in your area…


Pop-up Poppy Shops

This Remembrance, there will be pop-up Poppy Shops in ten major shopping centres across England, which is more than we’ve ever had in previous years.

Read more…


Poppy Appeal in the media

The launch of this year’s Poppy Appeal has already featured prominently in the National media, click below for a few examples:

The Guardian

The Daily Express

The Daily Mail

The Sun

BBC Breakfast


Please do let us know what’s happening in your own area during

Remembrance and we’ll try to include some of that in these roundups. 


You can also share your own content on social media using the hashtags

#RethinkRemembrance and #Poppy Appeal