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The year 2008 total for the Bride Valley,house to house collection,Band Concert, Coffee morning,Church collections and static points around the Valley amounted to a record £4160. An increase of 10%. A special thank you to the collectors who spent their valuable time selling the poppies. A thank you also to all of the public houses and firms that have a box displayed throughout the year. We must also thank St. Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock who agreed to having the collection on Remembrance Day Services donated to the Poppy Appeal Fund and to Elaine and Peter Colbert who made a collection at their Golden Wedding celebrations.

All the year round the Legion Benevolent Fund - The Poppy Appeal - benefits from legacies and a huge variety of sponsored events and fund-raising functions. But the peak of our fund-raising effort comes in the run up to the Legion's Festival of Remembrance and Remembrance Sunday, when the nation proudly remembers those who died that we might live.

In early November some 350,000 legion volunteers take to the streets with poppies and collecting boxes, raising millions of pounds for the Poppy Appeal that funds our benevolent work.

In 2007 the total collected was just under £30m the highest total in the Poppy Appeal history, a rise of 15% over 2006

Every year members of the Branch in November visit each of the Valleys war memorials to lay a wreath and to show their respect to the people who died in the two world wars. See a photograph taken this year at Swyre.