Remembrance Day 2020 – remember and donate online
November 11, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing and the boxing community as a whole will pause on Remembrance Day to remember those who have fallen with two minutes’ silence at 11am.
People are also encouraged to donate online to the Royal British Legion at a time when many have been unable to buy a poppy as they normally would because of the second government lockdown.
Never before in the charity’s history, even throughout the Second World War, have all face to face collections been cancelled, and the loss of vital funds could impact the support the Legion provides to hundreds of thousands of members of the Armed Forces community each year.
Approximately £50 million is raised each year during this vital fundraising period and is used to provide life-long support to serving and ex-serving members of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants through hardships, injuries and bereavements.
Throughout this year’s Poppy Appeal the Legion is celebrating the contribution of every member of the Armed Forces from the Second World War generation who stepped up to defend our way of life 75 years ago, to today’s Armed Forces who, once again, have been there during a time of national crisis standing alongside essential workers on the front line in the fight against Covid-19.
You can make a donation and find out more information by going to www.rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal