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Money raised was for the Croft R.B.L. Poppy Appeal 

Over the years Steve Pepper who organises the Cosby victory show has supported the Poppy Appeal allowing us to stand with the R.B.L. Marquee, and this year was no exception.
The weather was great and we had so many good comments about our display on the stall, some from as far away as Somerset and Dorset.
On the Saturday we raised £768-50p and Sunday £593, this gave us a fantastic total of £1,361- 50p. Which was the best collection to date.

Thanks to the volunteers that helped out over the weekend.

Telling our Story

Help us celebrate the Legion's centenary year (2021) and our people who have made such a difference. See our website for details.

Programme 2021 / 2022

Details of events will be pubilshed once the COVID-19 situation becomes clearer.

Thursday 11th November 2021 - Armistice Day - arrangements to be confirmed

Sunday 14th November 2021 - Remembrance Sunday - arrangements to be confirmed

Saturday 15th January 2022 - County Annual Conference - arrangements to be confirmed

Saturday 28th May 2022 (note revised date) - Centenary Dinner - arrangements to be confirmed

Standard Bearers

Please visit the Standard Bearers' page for details of events organised / attended by Leicestershire and Rutland Standard Bearers.


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Michael O'Connor - National PR Manager

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Matt Davis - Head of PR

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Sophie Garrod - PR Officer Wales & Northern Ireland

M: 07548 802 269

Rosie Parish - PR Officer Midlands

M: 07874 887 123

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