On November 11th, 1921, the first cloth Poppies were sold in Britain. More than nine million had been made, but, such was the nation’s desire to remember those lost during the Great War, that they sold out almost immediately.
That first Poppy Appeal raised more than £106,000 – a huge sum at the time – and the funds were used to help veterans find jobs and homes. An enduring symbol of our gratitude and a lifeline for veterans was born.
The 1921 Poppy Pledge is a year-long celebration of the Poppy.
You can choose the scale of your pledge, Bronze (£521), Silver (£921) or Gold (£1,921).
Whichever you choose, you will have 12 months – until 11th November 2021 to achieve your target – how you do it is up to you.
Rise to the challenge.
Run a marathon, walk the Munros, ride a 100 miles for the Centenary; you might like to set yourself an epic sponsored challenge.
Host coffee mornings, bake sales, pub quizzes and afternoon teas; you may prefer to do a series of fundraising events in your community.