Welcome to the Shipston on Stour Branch of The Royal British Legion
UPDATED: 3rd December 2019
Well, the counting is done and this year's total is now available on the Poppy Appeal Results section.
That means it's time for a bit of thanks.......
Firstly a huge thank-you to all of our fabulous Poppy Collectors in Town and the villages and to all the businesses who have static boxes.
Special mention must go to Jo Ashley and daughters Rebecca and Justine who, along with a lot of friends, kept a rolling Coffee Morning going for a whole week and raised over £900 for the Poppy Appeal. An amazing event run in the memory of our friend Mike Ashley, who is missed so much.
A special mention too for David and the customers at The Thirst Edition, they were kind enough to make us their Charity of the Month and raised over £350 through the weekly quiz nights (Thursdays 8pm and highly recommended). This month's charity is the First Responders so get along and get your grey cells going.
Last, but by no means least, a big thank-you also goes to everyone who helped make this year's Remembrance Parade and Service and the 2 minutes Silence on the 11th November go so well. As with so many events in Shipston, they're incredibly well supported and that speaks so well of the people of the Town.
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.
The Shipston on Stour Branch was originally founded in the 1920s, was closed down during the time of appeasement and then reformed on 19th November 1937 and has been active in the community ever since.
The Committee meets on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November at New Clark House West Street. Our AGM is held during October in the Band Hall. All are welcome to attend these meetings.
Membership of the Legion is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support 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 has 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. For further information please click here�.
If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email Alex Black�the Branch Secretary. He would also be pleased to receive any ideas or items for inclusion on the site.
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. 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 or click on one of the links in the right-hand menu.