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Welcome to The Poppy Factory

For over 90 years, The Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey, has been making poppies, crosses and wreaths for The Royal Family and The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. In recent years, The Poppy Factory has transformed itself into a thoroughly modern charity. As well as providing work for disabled veterans at its HQ in Richmond, The Poppy Factory uses its unique expertise to help its clients find work with many commercial organisations all over the UK. The Poppy Factory has a vision that “no disabled veteran who wants to work should be out of work” and aims to become the recruitment provider of choice for its ex-Forces clients and for employers alike. Join us in our drive to get disabled veterans into meaningful, rewarding and sustainable employment. Having valiantly served their country, we think they deserve it.

Looking For Work?

We know it can be difficult when looking for work but if you are ex Forces with an injury, illness or medical condition and are seeking help in finding a job, we may be the right people to help you. The Poppy Factory helps find work for wounded, injured and sick ex-Service personnel with employers in their own community.



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We are always seeking ways to develop relationships to help secure paid jobs for ex service personnel. Therefore if you would like to help us in any way, whether that is through giving a charitable donation or by providing recruitment opportunites then please contact us.

Job Vacancies for Poppy Factory Clients:

Registered Poppy Factory clients can take advantage of our weekly Jobs Bulletin, emailed direct. If you're not already registered we'd love to hear from you and would be happy to explain the employability support we can offer. For further information please contact Shaun Johnson, Employment Co-ordinator on 0208-939 1837 or email:

Visit Us

We warmly welcome visitors on free, pre-arranged tours of The Poppy Factory, to see the poppies and wreaths being made and to learn about its history. Whether individuals or groups, guided tours take about 2 hours and can be arranged from Monday to Thursday, at 10.30am or 1.30pm.

Careers at The Poppy Factory:

We are currently looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to assist the fundraising department at a number of events in Surrey this summer. If you or a friend may be interested then please do have a look at the role description and get in touch.


Our Stories

Local Trafalgar Concert in aid of The Poppy Factory - Tues 21st October

All aboard the good ship St Mary Magdalene for a kraken evening of entertainment in celebration of the battle of Trafalgar!

Classical DJ, Jamie Crick, is our captain for this voyage. Expect an evening full to the gunwales with fantastic performances from the London Early Opera and the Band of the Queen’s Division.
This perfect storm of naval-themed classical music will be accompanied by a signal unfurling by the Richmond Unit of the Sea Cadets and a reading or two.

The 21st October is knot far away now, and you’d be aft to miss out at just £18 a ticket (with a complimentary drink to toast 'our sailors')! You can’t seafarer than that.

So if you like the cut of our jib, head over to the ticket page for information and tickets.

Rest ashored, we cannon wait!

Newsletter Registration

Our regular e-newsletter brings you all the latest news from The Poppy Factory as well as stories from our partners. If you would like to receive a copy simply fill in your details to register.