The Royal British Legion, Harwell Branch

Harwell Branch

POPPY APPEAL

Can You Help With the Poppy Appeal?

Poppy Appeal Collectors

Could you spare a few hours to help with the house to house collection in Harwell and Chilton in late October / early November?

For more information contact branch@harwellrbl.co.uk.

Fundraising activities are described on this page, and on the British Legion website.


Remembrancetide Collections

The annual house to house, business and street collection takes place in the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

2016 November Collection

The totals collected for this year’s house to house and business collection are:

So, the total for the local house to house and business collection in 2016 was £3,771.46.

Thank you to everyone who donated and to those who went door to door with the poppies.

2016 – 2017 Collection

Poppy appeal

The house to house and business collection made a good start to this year’s collection which began in October.

A collection for the Poppy Appeal was taken at the Remembrance Sunday War Memorial Service totaling £156.23. Thank you to everyone who forgot their Poppy and made another donation or generously donated when they saw the collector.

Thank you to the Berkshire and Vale County Fundraiser for supplying the wreaths for the Remembrance Service. Thank you to the parading groups and organisations for their generous donations for the wreaths which also went to the Harwell Poppy Appeal.

Wreaths were supplied to local youth organisations, businesses and local councils to lay at the D Day Service on 3rd June. Donations are still being received and the total will be posted here when available.

2015 – 2016 Collection

The total collected from October 2015 to the end of September 2016 was approximately £4,600 (subject to confirmation).

Thank you to Hanney Branch for supplying the wreaths laid at the D Day ceremony. The donations in respect of the wreaths and the £102.77 collected at the service of went to the Hanney Poppy Appeal. Thank you to all who donated.

Poppy Appeal merchandise is no longer available via the Branch but the Poppy Shop website has a large selection of Poppy Appeal products.

Events

Poppy Walk POPPY WALK

This is a sponsored walk run by the Berkshire and Vale County of the Legion annually in May, starting and finishing at the Harwellian Club. Members and other local groups take part.

This year’s walk took place on Sunday 7th May 2017. Routes of 5, 10 and 15 miles were available, all starting and finishing at the Club. Participants included local cadet groups. After the event the Club was open and there was a barbeque. The total raised will be posted here when available.
Pictures are on the Berkshire and Vale County Facebook page.

Harwell Campus and Chilton Village Family Fun Day June 2017

The Berkshire and Vale County Chair Angela Logue and County Youth Officer Peter Davies brought along their Legion branded gazebo to raise the profile of the Legion and raise funds. They were helped during the day by the Harwell and Chilton Poppy Appeal Organisers.

They sold a range of Poppy Shop brooches and shopping bags raising £35.00. A selection of other Poppy merchandise was also available for a donation raising £36.04

The Oxfordshire Legion Riders Branch had a stand next to the Legion Stand. They let people have photographs on their motorbikes in exchange for a donation raising approx. £37.00. For more information on the Rider’s Branch see their website.

Thank you to everyone who brought some jewellery or made a donation or just stopped by to say hello. Thanks also to the Didcot Army Cadet corps who helped us pack up at the end of the day.

 

If you would like to make a donation to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal then please see here, or send a cheque made payable to RBL Poppy Appeal, to Peter Cox Branch Secretary, c/o Harwellian Club, Westfield, Harwell.  All donations are acknowledged. 

Thank you for your continuing support.
Peter Cox, Poppy Appeal Organiser Harwell
and Hazel King, Poppy Appeal Organiser Chilton.

 

Last updated 25 June 2017 with information from Peter Cox, Branch Secretary

Standards at Anniversary Parade 2008

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