About The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with physical and/or mental health conditions.

We work with businesses across the country to provide bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of wounded, injured and sick veterans like Wayne. This helps to restore veterans financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work. Since 2010, we have supported 1000 veterans back into civilian employment

Our factory in Richmond also employs around 30 wounded, injured and sick veterans to produce the poppies, wreaths and symbols for the Royal Family and The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal, something we have been doing since we were founded in 1922. Find out more by visiting our Richmond factory on a two-hour guided tour.

Donations make a big difference to The Poppy Factory’s ability to support more wounded, injured and sick veterans. Make a donation today. 

Our Vision

The contribution of all wounded, injured and sick veterans in the UK will be recognised and rewarded by meaningful and sustained employment. We owe it to them.

Our Mission

The Poppy Factory will deliver an exemplar and specialist national employability service. Led from the iconic Poppy Factory in Richmond, the service will enrich our society by enabling wounded, injured and sick veterans to move into meaningful and sustained employment.