The Royal British Legion, Harwell Branch

Harwell Branch


Can You Help With the Poppy Appeal?

Poppy Appeal Collectors

Could you spare a few hours to help with the house to house collection in Harwell or Chilton in late October / early November?

For more information contact

Fundraising activities are described on this page, and on the British Legion website.

Remembrancetide Collections

The annual house to house, business and street collection takes place in the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

2018 November Collection

The totals collected for the 2018 house to house and business collection are:

The total for the local house to house and business collection in 2018 was £4,535.67.
Thank you to everyone for their generosity and a special thanks to all of the house to house collectors.

Poppy appeal Remembrance Sunday 2018

Thank you to everyone who picked up a Poppy or donated at the Harwell War Memorial Service. A total of £200.06 was collected, this is included in the Harwell November Collection total.

Thank you to the local organisations who donated a total of £289 for the wreaths provided for the Harwell Service and other local ceremonies.

Other donations have been received totalling £136.
Total collected 1st October 2018 to date: £4,960.67

October 2017 - September 2018 Collection

Total: £4,812.49


Poppy Appeal merchandise is no longer available via the Branch but the Poppy Shop website has a large selection of Poppy Appeal products.



Poppy Walk 2019 This is a sponsored walk run by the Berkshire and Vale County of the Legion annually in May, starting and finishing at the Harwellian Club. Anyone can take part.

This year’s walk will take place on Sunday 12th May 2019. See the poster for more details.


For more information contact West Berkshire and the Vale County Fundraiser Sarah Brown

Last year’s walk took place on Sunday 6th May 2018. About 100 people walked including local Cadet groups.

After the event the Harwellian Club was open, the Baggs Tree Buskers Jazz Band entertained the walkers and there was a barbeque run by County volunteers.

Harwell Campus and Chilton Village Family Fun Day June 2018

The Berkshire and Vale County Past Chair Angela Logue and County Fundraiser Sarah Brown brought along their Legion Gazebo and stand.

They ran a “Hook a Duck” children’s game and raised a considerable amount for the Poppy Appeal. – total will be posted here when confirmed.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by. Thanks also to the Didcot Army Cadet corps who helped with building the stand.

June D Day Service 2018 Wreaths and Collection

Wreaths were supplied to local youth organisations, businesses and local councils to lay at the D Day Service on 9th June 2018. The total donated so far for the wreaths is £331.

A bucket collection took place after the service and £42.27 was collected.

If you would like to make a donation to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal then please see here, or contact the Poppy Appeal Organisers. All donations are acknowledged. 

Thank you for your continuing support.
Peter Cox, Poppy Appeal Organiser Harwell
and Hazel Benton, Poppy Appeal Organiser Chilton.


Last updated 15 Mar 2019 with information from Peter Cox, Branch Secretary

Standards at Anniversary Parade 2008

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