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Poppy Appeal and other British Legion news

Thank you again to the people of Hungerford, the Poppy Appeal amount now stands at £27,643.99, a record.

As I write this our Chairman, John Parry, and our Standard Bearer, Robert Myall are in Belgium laying a wreath from the People of Hungerford. This ceremony is taking place to mark 90 years of a pilgrimage that the then British Legion organised for war widows and veterans to go to visit battlefields and the Menin Gate at Ypres. I will ask the for a report and hopefully some pictures for the next issue.

The Poppy Thank You evening will now be held on 7th September starting at 7.30pm at the RBL Club. Please come along and meet ourselves and collectors old and new.

The Band Concert will take place on the 14th October starting at 7.00pm, in the Corn Exchange. Tickets are £7 and will be available from mid September.

On November 3rd we will have an evening of music designed to embarrass our children and grandchildren- that’s right we show the younger generation how to enjoy themselves. The Sagalouts will be entertaining us at the Legion Club. Tickets are £10 and will include a Ploughman’s Lunch and will also be on sale from mid September.

This year’s Remembrance Sunday falls exactly 100 years to the day of the end of the 1st World War. Please can we have a large turn out to honour those who fought and to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice not only them but in all conflicts.

If any ex-service personal or their dependants are seeking help from the Legion the first contact is now made by phone using 0808 802 8080, (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks). Access can also be made via email (go to http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/helpline and follow the links).

Any further information about the ‘Legion’ can be obtained by calling 07799 660584 or email derekloft@yahoo.co.uk

Derek and Di Loft


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