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.
Ivybridge Branch usually meets at 7.00 for 7.30pm start on the second Wednesday of the month at The Sportsmans Inn in Ivybridge.
The next Branch meeting 10 April at the Sportsmans All are welcome.
Latest updates 19/02/2019
Poppy Appeal 2018/19
This years Appeal has got off to a fantastic start. You have raised £27169.05 so far, this has already exceeded last years figure. Big thank you to all who helped out or donated.
The 2018/19 Poppy Appeal Lauch Quiz Night was held in the Imperial on Friday 26 October. This was very well supported and got the Appeal off to a great start raising £600. Remembrance Sunday saw a raffle and auction at the Sportsman's Inn and an open house BBQ at the Constitutional Club that raised £72.
Remembrance Parade 2018
Thank you to everyone that turned out to support this special Remembrance event. This may be a one off or may be the basis for future Remembrance events. It took a lot of organising and a lot of money to make it happen.
Help support the Branch and have a chance of winning £25000.
The Branch has joined the SeaMoor Lotto, part of a regional fundraising organisation. You can buy lotto tickets for £1 each and contribute 60% to the Branch. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize. Follow the link here to help support our work.
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.
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.
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
After a lot of work earlier in the year we now have a Poppy feature in addition to a smaller annual display of real poppies. The design came about from a competition with local school groups. The change has enabled us to keep the garden tidier and still maintain some year round interest.
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.