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Poppy Appeal 2010

1st of February 2011

In November, as a result of great efforts by all concerned, we were able to send a record-breaking £6,250.89 to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Thanks must go to all the intrepid door-to-door collectors and the pubs, churches and local businesses who all worked so hard for us. Particular thanks also to those donors [...]

Bridge Drive In Aid Of The Poppy Appeal

1st of February 2011

On the afternoon of 3 November no less than 72 people arrived at the Village Hall to launch the first Bridge Drive in aid of the Poppy Appeal held by the Chipperfield branch of the Royal British Legion. Jean Newell kindly acted as our MC, Ann Soanes was in charge of producing an amazing tea, [...]

The Poppy Appeal

1st of November 2010

The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to the millions who have served, and are currently serving, in all of our Armed Forces and their dependants. Founded nearly 90 years ago in the aftermath of the Great War, the Legion is the leading charity safeguarding the welfare, interests and memory of all [...]

Poppy Appeal

1st of December 2009

Once again Chipperfield people have been very generous and we have raised £4689.66. Special thanks to all the collectors, some of whom have been going door to door each November for many years. Thank you to the pubs, shops and other businesses which kindly have a poppy tin each year. The generous contributions in the [...]

The Royal British Legion – Poppy Appeal

15th of October 2009

The purpose of the Legion is to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. In our work we provide financial, social and emotional support to Service people, past and present, and their dependants.  We do this because we believe a career in the [...]

Poppy Appeal 2008

2nd of December 2008

Of course there has been exceptional media coverage of the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the Watford Observers piece about Chipperfields efforts may have helped – but we did not expect to collect £4,089.84! We have broken last years record of £3,750, in spite of the credit crunch and [...]

Poppy Appeal 2008

2nd of October 2008

Autumn is here again and with it Remembrancetide. The efforts of many people in the village will be concentrated this year on the fact that 90 years have passed since the end of the First World War. A dramatic presentation of scenes from that war will be performed in the Village Hall in the week [...]

Poppy Appeal 2007 – Chipperfield Remembers Them

2nd of December 2007

Over 250 British service people have now been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and many, many more seriously injured. Chipperfield residents have yet again demonstrated their support for the Royal British Legions work for the victims of these and earlier conflicts. In the village this year we collected a record £3,750, between seven and eight [...]

Poppy Appeal 2006

2nd of December 2006

It is hard to believe, but our magnificent total is ten percent up on year at an incredible �3,603. It may be that many people are realising the increasing need for the Legion, as the casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan escalate. At the party for Poppy Appeal collectors, the bright smile of a ten-year-old girl [...]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2006

November, and once again it is Poppy Appeal time and to remember the debt we owe to the ex-Service community through the work of the Royal British Legion. In a typical year the Legion  provides:      � Accommodation for over 400 people in the seven care homes around the country;      � Breaks for over 4,000 people [...]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of December 2005

We have just beaten last year’s record takings with nearly #3200. Congratulations and gratitude to everyone who has helped in any way. In addition, we shall be sending the Royal British Legion over #1500 from the funds raised at our Trafalgar 200 Village Celebration on 29 October. Thank you to everyone who made this event [...]

For Your Diary!

2nd of September 2005

TRAFALGAR 200 – A Village Celebration Some of the team which produced War and Peace in November 2001 are now preparing a celebration party for the bicentenary of Trafalgar in the Village Hall on 29 October – both serious and light-hearted, with plenty of opportunity for you to take part.Either come on your own or [...]

Poppy Appeal 2004

2nd of December 2004

For the first time we have exceeded £3000 – £3105 to be precise, with some Gift Aid still to be reclaimed by the Legion! This is a wonderful result – an increase of over 10 percent. We were lucky in having dry and mostly mild weather in early November and the Iraq conflict may have [...]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2004

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in our Armed Forces. A wide range of welfare schemes are provided, including management of residential care homes and homes providing breaks for veterans and carers; assistance with war pensions cases; provision of electrically powered [...]

Poppy Appeal 2003

2nd of December 2003

Once again, on time, the weather deteriorated just as our intrepid team of collectors set out, but undeterred they have all done splendidly (though several were disappointed in the response to their charm offensive) and I am most grateful to the new recruits for filling gaps. Congratulations to Sylvia Brewerton, Helen Harmer, Julia Huskinson and [...]

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

2nd of October 2003

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 to help needy ex-Servicemen and women financially and to restore self-respect by providing employment. Over 80 years later these principles still hold true. The RBL carries out more, and a much wider, range of charitable work than ever before, available to all sections of the ex-Service community [...]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of February 2003

My wistful report in the November issue about falling below our past record produced no less than £45 (plus Gift Aid certificates) from people who had missed this year’s collections and were apparently concerned about my reputation. Many thanks indeed! We are now well ahead and hope to remain so!I was delighted to learn that [...]

Legion Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2002

Remembrance Sunday, 10 November, will soon be with us again and I hope you will join us at the War Memorial on the Common at 10.50am and afterwards in St Pauls Church. The memorial lists those men from Chipperfield who died, in our armed forces, in two World Wars. The last war ended in 1945, [...]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of October 2001

This year the Royal British Legion celebrates its 80th year on active service and the need for the Poppy Appeal remains as strong as ever. In its first year, 1921, the Appeal raised £106,000. Last year, with your help the total exceeded £20 million.Residential and convalescent homes care for ex-service men and women who are [...]

Poppy Appeal 2000

2nd of December 2000

A total of £2486.79 was collected, which was £180 more than last year! A big thank-you to everyone who went out knocking on doors and charming the residents of Chipperfield into digging deep into their pockets in that dreadful weather – why does Poppy Day have to fall at such a ghastly time of year? [...]