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The year 2011 total for the Bride Valley,house to house collection,Band Concert, Coffee morning,Church collections, static points around the Valley and generous donations from the Bridport Lions and The Burton Bradstock Players amounted to a record £6200 A new record. 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 the St.Swithun's Band who every year give of their services free to provide a Band Concert for the benefit of The Poppy Appeal.

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.


Every November members of this Branch 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 and to visit the memorials to past members of the Branch.