Worcester Warriors is proud to support the work of The Royal British Legion as this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched across Worcestershire at Friday night’s game with London Wasps at Sixways.
Soldiers from The Allied Rapid Reaction Corp, based in Gloucester, will be at Sixways on the night having just returned from Afghanistan. They will be helping to sell poppies at the game with The Royal British Legion and parade a poppy flag just prior to kick-off.
We will also have a Field Of Remembrance to the side of the main entrance at the stadium for the people to make a donation and plant a cross to show their support for all that have served their country.
The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921 bringing together four National Organisations of ex-Service men that had established themselves after the Great War of 1914-1918. The main purpose of the Legion was straightforward: to care for those who had suffered as a result of service in the Armed Forces in the Great War, whether through their own service or through that of a husband, father or son. In 1971, after 50 years, it received its Royal Charter.
Now, 90 years after its formation, more than ever the Royal British Legion is working to assist and represent the interests of the Armed Forces and their families. This year alone the Legion has committed to put £50 million into Recovery Centres for injured Service people returning from current conflicts. One of these is the Legion’s Battle Back Centre which will use sports training to help those injured recover.
The Legion is currently spending £1.4 million each week providing direct, practical help to our Armed Forces nationwide – they will be on the doorstep within an hour in someone’s moment of need.
As the UK’s leading service charity, The Royal British Legion is supporting our Servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan – today and for the rest of their lives.
Please wear a Poppy and show your support!