Megan and Alan Complete the Birmingham Poppy Walk
My daughter Megan and I both completed the Birmingham Poppy Walk for The Royal British Legion because we want to support the Legion in its work. It was a splendid day and we enjoyed the route, which was well-planned, and supplied with a good map we were well set.
We'd really appreciate a donation, thank you for your support!
Alan Preece, Staffordshire Membership Support Officer
Why are we here?
We are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Staffordshire.
The Legion has been a voice for the Armed Forces community for over 90 years. Join us to help ensure our veterans and serving personnel get the support they deserve.
Drop into your local branch to join us.
The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families.
It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.
The New Remembrance Centre at the NMA
Walking around the new multi-million-pound Remembrance Centre, it’s hard not to be moved by the stature of what has been created. Costing close to £16 million and almost 31,000 sq ft in size, the National Memorial Arboretum now has a building that matches the breath-taking memorials that the site houses.
Financed by the Legion, the new centre is at the cutting edge of design, interactive exhibits and Remembrance – bringing the Arboretum bang up to date and making it an immersive and powerful experience for all who visit.
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The Legion’s WW1 Centenary Guide
The Legion has put together a WW1 Centenary guide which is intended to inform you of the Legion’s Centenary plans. It can be downloaded here in pdf form and contains our position and key messages on the Centenary along with some of the dates of planned large-scale commemorations.
It has snapshots of some of the national activities we will be announcing more fully in coming months – for updates, please refer to www.britishlegion.org.uk/ww1centenary. There is also a section on how you can apply for funds for your own Centenary projects, and a few success stories.