Public continue to give to armed forces


Armed forces continue as one of the nation's most popular causes in terms of donations 

7th November 2018 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Remembrance Sunday remains one of the nation’s biggest donor events according to new research.   

Figures from the Charities Aid Foundation show that 75% of Brits donate to armed forces charities and 68% plan to buy a poppy.

In terms of the nation’s attitude to the armed forces, the research found that three-quarters have donated to forces charities at some point, with 19% doing so regularly.

The findings also show that 68% of us will buy a poppy in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, rising to around three-quarters of those aged 45+.

Women are more likely than men to say they will buy a poppy (72% of women vs. 65% of men) whilst over a fifth of people (21%) say they are more likely to support armed forces charities at this moment in time.

This Sunday also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War with people up and down the country commemorating those who made sacrifices a century ago.

Ben Russell, director of communications at the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “With 75% of us having donated to an armed forces charity at some point, it’s clear to see that millions of people in our country care deeply about this cause area. This is also borne out by the continuing popularity of causes such as the Poppy Appeal and the Invictus Games for injured armed services personnel.

“With Giving Tuesday coming up on the 27th of November – the international day to do good for charity – it’s likely to be a bumper month for armed forces charities in terms of donations and volunteering.”