Never had to face Christmas unemployed?

Give back to veterans this Christmas.


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Thousands of veterans with mental or physical health conditions across the country are facing Christmas without a job this year. If you agree that this is unacceptable. Please join our drive to help these men and women back into fulfilling, paid work.

“As a father, the hardest thing was not being able to buy presents for my daughter. Everything just fell apart at the same time”



The Poppy Factory works all year round to support wounded, injured and sick veterans back into the careers they want, helping to restore their confidence and to regain their financial independence.

We rely on generous donations from the public to carry out our life-changing work.
Donate £20 button Just £20 could help an employability consultant to have a face-to-face meeting with a veteran, starting them on a journey back into a fulfilling career.
Donate £50 buttonJust £50 could help provide interview coaching for a veteran, helping them regain their independence and support themselves and their families through work.
Donate any amount button Anything you can give will help us continue to provide our unique, life-changing employment service to thousands of veterans all across the country that need our help.

The majority of workers believe that Christmas is the most important time of year to have a job. 
Click here to read about our recent survey on unemployment at Christmas.

“Always ready to offer support and advice, The Poppy Factory helped create a civilian CV and responded to my calls quickly.”

“You are supposed to be a strong soldier and nothing could bother you, but a mental illness felt like an invisible injury.”

“Without support from The Poppy Factory I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I couldn’t believe that I had found a job that I loved.”


Share photos of your Christmas party on social media to raise awareness of our appeal! #GiveBacktoVeterans

Get your colleagues on board, encourage others to donate or hold your own event – anything you can do to raise wider awareness of the challenges people face when they are unemployed will help us to raise vital funds for our employability work. Happy fundraising!