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Poppy Appeal: Ex-servicemen receive help from British Legion

24 October 2012 Last updated at 08:08 BST

The Royal British Legion's poppy appeal is being launched today with the hope that it can beat its previous fundraising record.

It wants to raise £42m to help support servicemen and women who are returning from Afghanistan or have served in previous conflicts.

Graham Satchell went to meet one family who say their lives have been changed by the funding.