About The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.

The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War. The main purpose of the Legion was straightforward: to care for those who had suffered as a result of service in the Armed Forces during the war, whether through their own service or through that of a husband, father or son. The suffering took many forms: the effect of a war wound on a man's ability to earn a living and support his family, or a war widow's struggle to give her children an education.

Our support work is a lifeline for thousands of serving and ex-Service people and we can only do that with help from you. So please donate today, no gift is too small to make a difference.

The Royal British Legion

Registered charity in the UK (219279)

Get involved

Ways to give, fundraise, volunteer or campaign:

  • Fundraise
    From picnics to marathons, there's so many ways to raise money for the Legion.
  • Campaign
    Help us to continue to improve the lives of our Service people, veterans and their families, and make your voice heard.
  • Volunteer
    As a Poppy Appeal Organiser, collector, Caseworker, visitor, Information Volunteer or fundraiser; a little of your time makes a big difference.
  • Raffles & lotteries
    By taking part in our fundraising lotteries, raffles and prize draws, you can support the Legion's important work and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
  • Our online shop
    Buy charity gifts, jewellery, clothing and so much more from our online Poppy Shop with all profits going to our charity work supporting the Armed Forces family.
  • Partner with us
    The Legion was voted the UK’s most trusted charity brand in 2015, with the Poppy Appeal standing out as the best known charity campaign. We are uniquely placed to create a mutually beneficial partnership that meets all the business needs of all of our partners.