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 11 September (No August meeting) at the Sportsmans All are welcome.
Latest updates 15/07/2019
Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2019 Sat 29 June
Lots to see and do on Plymouth Hoe all day. Many events have taken place during the week leading up to this. Our Standard Bearer Mick Knight attended yesterdays Military Kids Club event in HMS Drake, pictured below with prize winners.
Devon’s 75 for D-DAY 75
3 members cycled 500 miles around Devon over 6 days and visiting 75 Branches and Sub Branches to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. They successfully completed their epic ride on 19 June. Well done guys, fantastic effort.
This fantastic effort has so far raised an amazing £2820, there is still some sponsorship and donations to be collected.
Poppy Appeal 2018/19
This years Appeal has got off to a fantastic start. You have raised £30670 so far, this is the largest amount of money ever collected for the Poppy appeal in Ivybridge. Big Big thank you to all who helped out or donated.
The National total for this years Poppy Appeal has now passed £50 Million and Devon has collected over £1.1 Million. This is the highest figure ever collected in a single year and we still have until the end of September to go. Thank you all for your help and support.
The BBQ and Quiz held at the Imperial on 5 May raised £165, thank you to all who came along to support the event.
We Remember Submariners Poppy Appeal Donation
At the last meeting Nige Thornber of the 'We Remember Submariners' (WRS) organisation presented a cheque for £440 to Bill Mutch the Poppy Appeal organiser. Huge thank you to a great bunch of people who do a fantastic job.
You can read all about WRS here,
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.
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
The latest changes have seen the installation of a cycle path alongside the site. This has given the benefit of better path access to the benches and flag pole. The installation of the cycle path has been done with care and consideration for Harrys Patch.
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.