Poppy Pic001.jpgThe Royal British Legion


Open to Everyone

Kimpton Branch

Registered Charity No: 219279


Membership of the Royal British Legion is open to everyone, whether you are serving, ex-Service or have little or no links with the Services, the Legion is still relevant to you.


We meet every alternate month - January, March, May, July, September - November is the AGM.   The meetings are always the second Monday in these months, and we meet in the lounge area of the Memorial Hall.


The Legion helps many serving and ex-Service men, women and their dependents overcome severe problems and appalling injustice.


There are nearly 10.5 million people in the UK right now who could, at any time, turn to the Legion for help.


Last year alone the Legion spent more than £75 million carrying out welfare work among serving and ex-Service community. This was largely funded by the kind donations and fund raising efforts of our supporters.  But for every person we reach, there are many more who are still struggling alone.


It is the volunteers and supporters who form the backbone of the organisation. Without them we would miss not just the money they raise on behalf of the Legion, but the enthusiasm and human touch which they bring to the work they do. Any time is valuable, whether you have just an hour a week, or a day per week. Do you have time to help us?



The Poppy Appeal

Poppy CollectorPoppy appeal collectors form the “frontline” of the annual Poppy Appeal. Their role is twofold:


Helping to raise a huge amount of money towards the £75 million which the Legion spends each year on its welfare work


Reminding the public at large about the importance of Remembrance


The Kimpton Branch

The Kimpton Branch has currently 31 members, many are aging and we require new and younger members to carry on the Legion’s important work.

The main activities of the Kimpton Branch are as follows:

·         The Poppy Appeal - takes place during the two weeks prior to Remembrance Day on 11th November.  During this period we require as many volunteers as possible to collect  as much money as possible for the welfare of those who have made great sacrifices for our country and the wellbeing and safety of others in foreign lands.

·         Remembrance Sunday – this occasion provides the opportunity for those who live in the village to demonstrate that they care that the men and women who have given their lives in two world wars for freedoms, which many take for granted, were not for nothing. Moreover, to remember all those who have given their lives since the end of the 2nd World War and continue to do so in the service of their country.


The Kimpton Branch would like to thank all the organisations and individual people who participate in Remembrance Sunday to demonstrate that those who have made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten.


If you would like to join us please contact:

Harry Grey, Secretary Tel: 01438 832714 or Malcolm Voss, Chairman Tel: 01438 832921