Today marks 101 years since the end of the First World War
. To commemorate the Armistice, the Royal British Legion launched its Poppy Appeal. Thousands of volunteers will sell paper poppies to raise funds for servicemen and women and their families. The appeal traces its roots back to 1921 and in recent years, fundraising activities have proven hugely successful. Last year, the Royal British Legion
managed to raise just over £50 million. In 2007, the organization only managed to raise less than half that amount.