Welcome to the Ashton under Lyne Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Western Front Trek
Alison Hardy is taking part in this trek, which will see her trekking along the Western Front with the Legion to remember the incredible sacrifices made by all those who fought in the First World War and raise vital funds for the Armed Forces Community.
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War this trek provides a unique perspective as we walk between the prominent battle-sites, often following the lines that divided German and Allied forces. There are beautiful views over the now-tranquil countryside, but as we walk along the hill-ridges and through the fields and woodland, it is all-too-easy to imagine events of the past.
This is a poignant experience as well as a physical challenge – a memorable and meaningful way to raise funds for today's Service men and women, veterans, and their families.
Alison is looking to raise vital funds for the Poppy Appeal, and has setup a justgiving page, where any donations would be kindly accepted.
POPPY TEA PARTY
Alison Hardy organised her second poppy tea party at Broadoak Community Centre and was well supported by over 50 ladies for afternoon tea and cakes. Alison raised £625 for the poppy appeal and was delighted with the response.
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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.
Ashton under Lyne Branch meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at The Broadoak Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne, commencing at 7:00pm.
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.
Membership can be arranged locally, please email our Secretary Tina Pringle giving details of your name, address and telephone number, for an application form.
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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- please see our Welfare Services page. 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.