A new 10k fundraising event is coming to Birmingham as The Royal British Legion launches the 2019 Poppy Quest on the 13th July.

Starting at the iconic Victoria Square in Birmingham, the Legion’s Poppy Quest 2019 will take participants on a journey of discovery around the streets of Birmingham revealing hidden secrets of the city.

The Quest is the perfect way to explore the history, heritage and vibrancy of Birmingham.  Participants will navigate all four corners of the city armed with just a map and a quiz to answer en route to guide them from point to point  It is suitable for all ages and abilities, so those taking part can walk solo, with their dog or with family and friends.

Jane Britton for The Royal British Legion said; “We hope that the Poppy Quest will encourage those locally, and those from further afield, to join in and show their support for the Legion whilst discovering a hidden trail of surprises within the city.  The money raised through the event will help us to continue our work providing support for service personnel, veterans and their families through hardships, injury and bereavements.”

The Legion offers life-long support to the Armed Forces community in a number of ways.  For instance, this includes providing crisis grants, lobbying the government on key issues and specialist dementia care.  They also provide sport and art based recovery programmes and advise on financial problems.

The Legion recently provided support to Chantelle Wynn following the death of her husband Ryan, a Reservist who tragically took his own life after suffering with PTSD.

She said: “When Ryan passed away we thought we had nowhere to turn.  However, the Legion provided essential help in the aftermath, helping with paperwork, supporting me through the inquest and providing us with a holiday to reconnect as a family.

“I genuinely don’t know where we would be without the Legion. The Quests are a perfect opportunity for people to do something fun as a family or group of friends whilst giving something back and raising funds for other individuals and families in the Armed Forces community that need support.”

The West Midlands Area team, based at the Pop In Centre on New Street, will also be present on the day to provide information on their welfare services.

To find out more visit https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/events/poppy-quest-birmingham

You can view other similar upcoming events and other regional events on our events page here.