Welcome to the Stamford Branch of The Royal British Legion
As a way of thanking many of our hard-working members, and also to raise awareness of our brilliant branch and services we provide, we hold many events throughout the year and all proceeds go to the Royal British Legion.
From BBQs and days out to 1960's gigs at the local pub, we have certainly had a number of memorable events in recent years. Take a look at some we have had in the last few years and also make sure you make a note of future dates in your diary!
Armed Forces Week
VE Day 75th Anniversary
Joyce Burton Trophy
Malcolm Sargent's School once again lifted the Joyce Burton Trophy, having won the competition to design a garden. They really put a great deal of thought and work into the project. Mr. Morris (Paddy), awarded the trophy to the school and the children were very excited to receive it. A big well done goes out to the pupils at Malcolm Sargent School for their brilliant and enthusiastic participation in the competition.
The social evening was a blast! Glenn Rawnsley appeared as the Voice of Elvis and rocked the night away. The crowd went wild when he appeared in his silver jacket. If you thought Elvis was dead, then think again. A fantastic night of entertainment and to top it all the raffle raised £78. Don't miss out on the next social evening in March.
St Georges Day Sausage and Mash
Once again this yerar we celebrate on the 23rd of April. Book early as places may be limited! Contact Darren on 07806228494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot. Blackstones has once again offered to cook the lunch and give you a choice of two, yes I said two puddings all for £10. Don't forget to bring your raffle prize.
The successes of the local community were recently celebrated at the Poppy Party.
The day stated clear for another thoughtful Remembrance Sunday. The Stamford Branch marched with dignity and strength of character whilst remembering all those souls who gave everything. A good turn out.
Thank you to everyone who came to watch and take part in this emotional roller coaster of an evening. We raised over £600 for the Poppy appeal, which is to be shared through Rutland and Stamford Branches. A great evening at both venues, full of laughter, tears and remembrance. Derek Burton had everyone crying with his tales of being on the beeches in Normandy. Teresa Mclean made this amazing work of art which we are hoping will stay in the Town Hall Stamford. The time and effort is very much appreciated. VE Day is now in the first stages of being planned, so watch this space.
Poppy Appeal totals
The Nightingale Girls, Rob Elkes the Poet and Singer and Poet Darren Rawnsley entertained at the RBL Social Evening. The Mayor of Stamford Mrs. Breda Griffin supported the event and said she had a great time. The evening was well supported by RBL members. Thanks goes to Blackstones for their continued support.
A Sad Farewell
At the RBL AGM, Mr. Steve Bonde handed over the reigns of President to Col John Harvey. The RBL thank Steve for all his service throughout the years and in many different posts.
Joint SES Band Concert with the Band of the Irish Guards. Tuesday 2nd December at Stamford Endowed School. See Roy Prentice for tickets.
Poem of the Month
I am Not a Badge of Honour
By Mr. Paul Hunter
Remembrance in schools
Rutland Water BBQ 2010 (pdf)
Chatham Visit 2010 (pdf)
St George's Day Sausages & Mash 2009 (pdf)