Welcome to the Camborne Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.
A Thank You to The People and Community of Camborne
Lt Col (Retd) S Nicholls 100 Mile Challenge
Please be advised that we are working towards business as usual for the Cenotaph Dispersal on Remembrance Sunday. We are continuing to follow government advice for mass gatherings to ensure the health and safety of our participants remains our priority.
Message from the National Chairman
I wanted to write to you and explain what we as the Board of Trustees and Executive Board are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented situation and puts us all in uncharted territory. I understand that this can be a worrying time and wanted to reiterate what the Legion has been doing to plan and prepare as the situation continues to develop.
The health of our beneficiaries, volunteers, members and employees is our priority. We will continue to take our lead from the Government advice, responding to the expert guidance as that is issued, with planning and decisions that we think are right for the Legion.
Government advice is clear on wanting people to work from home where possible. Our offices are remaining open for the time being, however, across the Legion more employees are working from home and teams are swiftly undertaking planning and arranging work to keep the Legion going. We will review all of our events and make decisions on those over the next couple of days.
The strength of the Legion is in our branches and counties and this is more important now than ever. As a member, I know you fully understand and appreciate this and will want to continue in your Legion work, but we do ask you to follow government’s advice. We strongly recommend that all non-essential meetings are cancelled or postponed, including branch and county meetings, and that members follow the government advice, particularly guidance on social distancing for the over 70’s and vulnerable people, which includes avoiding large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs and clubs. If you have any cold and flu symptoms at all, the right thing to do is to stay at home and not to travel.
Importantly, as the Royal British Legion, we are committed to playing our part to support our Armed Forces Community and our nations. We have set up a separate working group to look at how members, volunteers and staff can help in their communities and we will be issuing advice shortly. That said, if you find yourself in need of support and are eligible for Legion help, please call the contact centre on 0808 802 8080.
No one will have all the answers in this situation but more than ever addressing these challenges together will make a difference. This remains a rapidly changing situation and when we make any changes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will of course let you know. Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.
Thank you in advance for your patience and continued support for the Legion and our beneficiaries during this time.
With very best wishes
Chairman, Board of Trustees
The download link is the Membership Notice Header
This information is intended to help you, as a member of The Royal British Legion to decide what steps you should take considering the spread of the covid-19 virus.
What is the coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. This strain, covid19, is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
What are the symptoms?
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has covid-19 infection:
• A cough
• A high temperature
• Shortness of breath
If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 coronavirus advice website*. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
The latest advice and developments on the covid-19 situation can be found on the GOV.UK website.
What’s the best way to prevent the spread of covid-19?
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser; this is particularly important after taking public transport.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Always carry tissues with you to cover your cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in a bin.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
• If you or someone in your household suffers from diabetes or an ongoing respiratory illness (such as asthma) and the situation does escalate, you may want to consider not using the crowded public transport to travel, as this seems to be the most likely route to infection.
• If you have the option of using IT or telephone systems for meetings, then please use them.
What can you do to protect other members, volunteers, and those that we support?
• If you are feeling unwell or are worried that you may be at risk, please don’t come into Legion locations or carry out any visits. Let other members or staff know that you won’t be attending.
• Take note of and share with other members and volunteers the information provided via our communication channels.
• GOV.UK has published clear and printable instructions on handwashing techniques – display them in offices, meeting rooms, clubs and other Legion venues.
• Viruses can live on hard surfaces for up to eight hours - frequently clean key areas including keyboards and door handles.
• Download a ’Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ poster from the NHS website* for use in your home and or member/volunteer location.
How can I support our beneficiaries/clients?
Generally, infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Some of our members, volunteers and people we support may be more at risk or highly concerned about the virus. Remember:
• If carrying out visits to those we support in their home, check that they are well and if they have recently travelled to risk areas.
• Ask members if they would prefer to carry out their roles from home (if they have the infrastructure and the role facilitates this).
What if I or someone I know has travelled recently or is about to
• Keep up to date on current travel advice. The Foreign Office has published information and advice on travel safety and the World Health Organisation is providing updated covid-19 travel advice.
• The government has listed high risk areas/countries by category 1 (highest risk areas) and category 2 areas.
• Members and volunteers who are symptomless but have returned from category 1 areas within the last 14 days should self-isolate for 14 days from their return.
• Members and volunteers who have returned from a category 2 area within the last 14 days and who develop symptoms should self-isolate.
• Let your contact at the Legion know if you are travelling or returning from travel, particularly if it is from a risk area.
What about the Annual Conference and other large Legion events/meetings
At this stage we haven’t made any decisions regarding cancellations of large gatherings such as the Annual Conference or Membership Meet-Ups, but we will keep you informed of any changes to the current plans.
Key up-to-date information from the government:
GOV.UK: COVID-19 latest information and advice
NHS coronavirus advice
GOV.UK: COVID-19 travel advice
GOV.UK: COVID-19 specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK
Catch it, Bin, it, Kill it’ poster
Camborne Branch and Committee meetings dates, times and venue posted in News & events.
Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Legion membership ensures that
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email Mr Jules Cooper.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.
On-line membership application follow the link below