The annual Poppy Appeal in Welling will be open for donations again at the end of this month.

This year the appeal will run from October 26 to through to Armistice Day on November 11.

In Bexleyheath there will be a ceremony at Christchurch starting at 11am on October 26 to open the Garden of Remembrance in the presence of the Mayor of Bexley and led by the Reverend Trevor Wyatt.

There will be crosses to commemorate the sacrifice of Bexley residents who served in the armed forces in conflicts since 1914.

After the service the Mayor will proceed to the Clock Tower where the British Legion will have a Marquee set up to launch the Poppy Appeal in Bexleyheath.

From October 28 until October 9 there will be British Legion static points set up in Bexleyheath Shopping Mall, Bexleyheath ASDA and Morrisons in Welling.

Additional points may be set up at Tesco Welling and Sainsbury’s Bexleyheath and the Crayford Branch will be set up at Sainsbury’s Crayford.

Poppy merchandise may be obtained at all of these points, including wreaths.

All donations received will go to the Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Appeal Collectors are the face of the Legion during the Poppy Appeal and help provide as many opportunities as possible for people to wear a poppy.

If you would like to assist as a collector please contact 02083032601 or by email to

Further information about Bexleyheath and Welling Branch RBL can be found on or our Facebook page.