Kate Beekes, Pierce Grenfell and Herb Jackson.

Volunteers are selling the much-loved, iconic red poppy with 100 per cent of the proceeds to support current and former service men and women in need.

Bendigo District RSL president Peter Swandale said the Poppy Appeal is an opportunity for Victorians to come together to reflect and remember in the lead up to Remembrance Day on Sunday at 11am.

“This year, not only will we have array of poppies to sell, but to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice, we have a $30 Centenary of Armistice Poppy and there will also be lovingly handmade poppies this year, made by volunteers from around Victoria,” he said.

“This November wear a poppy with pride to say thank you for our dedicated service men and women, past and present.”

RSL Victoria is targeting $3 million in this year’s appeal, with 2018 marking a most significant year; 100 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front to end the war.