The Royal British Legion, Harwell Branch

Harwell Branch


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

Poppy Appeal Organiser

Thank you to Hazel King for taking on the role of Poppy Appeal Organiser for Chilton Village and Chilton Fields Estate.

Branch Secretary Peter Cox has additionally taken on the role of Poppy Appeal Organiser for Harwell Village and the Harwell Campus.

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.

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.



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 will take place on Sunday 7th May 2017. Routes of 5, 10 and 15 miles are available, all starting and finishing at the Club. After the event the Club will open and there will be a barbeque.

For more information and to register, please contact Gaynor Dingley at County Office


The previous Poppy Appeal Organiser Wendy Clarke and former Club Secretary Ian Clarke attended this event and used one of the Legion branded County gazebos. They had a range of Poppy Appeal merchandise on a table with a collecting bucket. Member Pat Toovey donated some vegetable plants to the stall to sell. They sold most of them and raised £61.28.

Seven RBL Riders Branch members paraded in the Feast parade and joined them at the gazebo with their motorbikes. Quite a few people were interested in the motorbikes and the Riders Branch. Harwell Branch got at least one new member. For more details of the Rider’s Branch see their website.

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.

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

Standards at Anniversary Parade 2008

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