Welcome to the Ivybridge 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.
PLEASE NOTE BRANCH MEETINGS NOW START AT 7.30pm
Ivybridge Branch usually meets at 7.00 for 7.30pm start on the second Wednesday of the month at The Sportsmans Inn in Ivybridge.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday 10 May. All are welcome.
Latest updates 14/04/17
Thankyou to local businesses
Branch Chairman Dermot Roberts presents Certificates of Thanks to Adam Faulkner of Ivybridge Tool Hire and Stephen Lee of Palladium Timber. We would also like to thank Autotrim, The Balloon Shop, GKS, Filham Moor Garage and other local businesses who have contributed to the upkeep of Harrys Patch.
The Poppy Appeal
The Devon Poppy Appeal has already passed the £1M mark, well done to everyone who has contributed, thank you for your support.
We are proud to report that today the Ivybridge branch of the Royal British Legion have been presented with the Crediton Cup in recognition of branch initiative displayed in such activities as Harry's Patch, the Somme Candlelit Service and engagement through Facebook. Well done all. The Cup and certificate will be at our get together this Friday 27 Jan at the Sportsmans Inn 1930.
The Poppy Appeal
The 2016-2017 has got off to a fantastice start our total so far already exceeds what was collected last year. Thanks to a great effort by all of our collectors and many generous donations out total is currently £22918
Argyle Ladies Once Again Wear The Poppy
Plymouth Argyle Ladies FC team representative Rachel Javan was delighted to meet Dermot Roberts, RBL Ivybridge Chairman and Standard Bearer Mick Knight at Harry's Patch Ivybridge, a project to create a 'Flanders Field' of poppies inspired by Harry Patch the last surviving WW1 Tommy who died in 2009 aged 111
Dermot said: 'The Royal British Legion are again honoured to support Plymouth Argyle Ladies for the upcoming season 2016/17 and would like to take the opportunity to wish them all the best for the year ahead and look forward to our continued association'. Argyle will once again have the poppy emblazoned on their team kit for this season.
'COUNT THEM IN' The RBL Campaign for the next Census
Ladies and gentlemen,
Ask your local MP to ask for the next census to include questions about the Armed Forces community. From the last census we know more about the UK's Jedi population than we do about the numbers of veterans and their families, their location and needs.
Follow the link below, click on 'pledge your support' just add your address and click on the two submit buttons to send a letter to your MP and County Councillor
The url is www.britishlegion.org.uk/census
The Federation of Plymouth & District Ex Service Associations
A diary of events can be found here. The branch is a member of the organisation.
Harry's Patch Latest News
Volunteers have been busy over the last couple of weekends, giving the garden a makeover putting in some spring flower, poppy seeds and perennial poppy plants are now in , some replanting of the hedge has taken place to include some dogwoods to brighten it up over the winter months. If anyone would like to help with the garden please do not hesitate to contact us.
About The legion
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 Paul Chilarecki.