Stoke Gifford Branch Wins Again!

British_Legion_COLOUR_LOGO-webAt the recent Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Conference the Stoke Gifford Branch of the RBL won the Marling Cup for the most efficient small Branch, for the third time in recent years.  Branch President Brian Hewitt said: – “This is great news and a tribute to the great work carried out by branch members and volunteers throughout the year.”

Volunteering:

In February, the Stoke Gifford Branch of the RBL held its annual “Thank You” dinner for its many volunteers.  You don’t have to be a member of the RBL to volunteer, so if you are interested in volunteering please contact branch Chairman John Moloney on – on 07802535591 or [email protected]ve.co.uk.

Sera Jess, a former UWE Student, has won the volunteering award at the UWE Celebrating Talent event, for her volunteering work with the Stoke Gifford Branch of the RBL. She did a great amount of volunteering for the Legion during her time at UWE, and she is one of many UWE Student volunteers, many of them recruited at the annual UWE Volunteering fairs.

Branch Chairman John Moloney (pictured right at the awards) said: – “Sera was one of many students who came to help through the UWE volunteers fair in 2014.  She was hard working and full of happiness in everything she put her mind to, and a very deserving winner of her category, helping the RBL.”

Fundraising: Kayaking from Reading to Bristol

Jason Philips of the Stoke Gifford Branch will be kayaking from Reading to Bristol in June; the precise date has yet to be confirmed. Jason is looking for sponsors as well as a second kayak for support.

If you can help, or are able to sponsor Jason, please contact the Stoke Gifford Branch Secretary, Rebecca for details at [email protected] or Jason at [email protected]

Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British legion has raised £46,000 so far for the 2015 – 2016 Poppy Appeal, which ends on the 30th September 2016. This is a record amount for the Branch at this stage of the appeal.

Branch spokesman David Bell said “This is great news, and is a tribute to the hard work of Branch members and volunteers, and the great generosity of the public and the many organisations and businesses who support the Poppy Appeal, including the local media.”

All money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes to the RBL’s Welfare Fund, which is used to give help and support to current and ex service personnel and their families. If you or someone you know needs help from the Royal British Legion please contact the RBL national helpline – 0808 802 8080.

The RBL has a Pop In Centre in 60 Union Street, Bristol, where people can call in for advice and information on the charity’s support and community services.

The Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion now has its own Facebook Page, so please follow and like it. It can be found at: – https://www.facebook.com/StokeGiffordRBL 

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