The Royal British Legion spends over £1.7 million each week on vital welfare work needed by the beneficiaries from the Armed Forces family.
Nick Martin, Community Fundraiser for the Poppy Appeal in Worcestershire said, “Although the Poppy Appeal raises millions of pounds during Remembrance tide, the increasing numbers of welfare cases and in the increased financial demands on the Poppy Appeal make it so important that generous donations from companies like St. Peter’s Garden Centre continue to support us throughout the year. We are very grateful to William Blake, General Manager at St Peter’s for organising the donations from the sales of cast iron poppy bird feeders throughout the winter.”
The donation from the Garden centre goes to the Poppy Appeal which enables the Legion to answer over 450,000 calls for help in the year, the Legion’s work with current Serving personnel, veterans and their families, including innovative dementia care, theatre recovery projects, world-leading research on blast injury studies, and Legion owned seaside break centres.
William Blake, General Manager said: “The Legion does amazing work and St. Peter’s Garden Centre along with our supportive customers are proud to be involved with the campaign and raise such an amazing figure to such a worthy cause. Most people are familiar with the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance, but its original meaning was also one of hope for the future. Hope to live on in more positive and independent lives after going through tough times, and it is hope the Legion provides to those in the Armed Forces community. Every donation received will make a real difference to the lives of Service men and women, veterans and their loved ones.”