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 or Chilton in late October / early November?

For more information contact

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.

2017 November Collection

The totals collected for the 2017 house to house and business collection are:

The total for the local house to house and business collection in 2017 was £4,082.22.
Thank you to everyone for their generosity and a special thanks to all of the house to house collectors.

Poppy appeal Remembrance Sunday 2017

Thank you to everyone who picked up a Poppy or donated at the Harwell War Memorial Service. A total of £134.83 was collected, this is included in the Harwell November Collection total.

Thank you to the local organisations who donated a total of £222 for the wreaths provided for the Harwell Service and other local ceremonies.

Other donations have been received totalling £110.
Total collected 1st October 2017 to date: £4,414.22

October 2016 - September 2017 Collection

Total: £4,736.49

NOTE: The donations for the 2016 Remembrance Sunday wreaths were paid to the Berkshire and Vale County Poppy Appeal who supplied them.

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 6th May 2018.

Routes of 5, 10 and 15 miles will be available, all starting and finishing at the Club.

After the event the Club will be open and there will be a barbeque.
Further details are on the poster.

Download the sponsorship form here.

Further information can be obtained from County President David Drew ( or County Youth Officer Peter Davies (

2017 Poppy Walk:
£395 was raised for the Harwell Poppy Appeal.
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 paid to the Poppy Shop Account. 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 the Riders’ Branch Poppy Appeal. 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.

June D Day Service 2017 Wreaths

Wreaths were supplied to local youth organisations, businesses and local councils to lay at the D Day Service on 3rd June 2017. The total donated for the wreaths was £341.

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 Benton, Poppy Appeal Organiser Chilton.


Last updated 11 Mar 2018 with information from Peter Cox, Branch Secretary

Standards at Anniversary Parade 2008

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