STUDENTS are set to be blasted with ‘poppy cannons’ for a Remembrance-themed club night to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Coalition nightclub is swapping its usual Trash Mondays club night for a charity Armistice Day event.

Poppy-wearing clubbers will gain free entry to the student party, in Brighton, on Monday night.

All guest list door entries before 11.11pm, and an undisclosed percentage of door sales after that time, will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Detailing the event on their website, Coalition said: “Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day marks the moment World War 1 ended.

“This Monday, Trash Mondays will pay homage to this iconic moment, showing our respects to all those who fought for us 101 years ago.

“We will remember them.”

The event, which is expected to draw clubbers from Brighton and Sussex Universities, has not gone unquestioned. Organisers defended their theme choice, when asked if they thought it was an acceptable way to promote a club night.

A Husky Events spokesperson said: “It is about supporting charities very close to us, namely raising considerable awareness and supporting the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal.

“It is important that all businesses and individuals, whether operating during the day or night, should be able to honour and pay their respects on such an important day.”

Organisers originally announced “Red Confetti Showers throughout the night” on their Facebook page, but this was later removed after student newspaper The Tab asked them to comment.

The spokesperson added: “The night itself does not have a ‘club theme’.

“It would be disrespectful and unacceptable to theme an event in any way on this day.”

A spokeswoman for The Royal British Legion said: "Fundraising activities and Remembrance events take many forms and we are grateful to all those who take part.

"Its great to see Coalition showing their support for the Legion, and for our Armed Forces community, and we wish them well in their fundraising efforts.

"Their event will raise valuable funds to deliver the Legion’s vital work providing through life support for Service and ex-Service personnel, veterans and their families."