The Scottish Poppy Appeal raises over £2 million each year. This, combined with our other year-round fundraising, enables us to provide tailored support and funding to thousands of ex-servicemen and women as well as other vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support.
We were established in 1921 as The Earl Haig Fund Scotland but adopted our current name and logo in 2006 to reflect our revised fundraising activities and welfare services work. In June 2011 Poppyscotland merged with our sister charity The Royal British Legion (TRBL), which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to form the largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces community across the whole of the UK. We continue to operate as a distinct charity within the TRBL group of charities, relying entirely on public donations to allow us to continue our life-changing work.
Last year we spent £3.7 million on our wide range of welfare services. As we get no statutory funding, we rely almost entirely on public donations. While around two thirds of our income comes from the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, we need to raise money all year round to meet the ever increasing demand for our welfare services. To put that into context, we must raise more than £10,000 a day to continue our work.
To learn more click here: http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/
Case Study: Who We Help
A short documentary film detailing the experiences of one veteran who has been helped by Poppyscotland.