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Superb Year of Fundraising for the British Legion

Article posted: Apr 15, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Pass

1181 (Syston) Squadron were invited by The Royal British Legion (RBL) to a review of their fundraising sucesses over the previous 12 months. The evening was held at the King Power Stadium with 50 guests in attendance including representatives from the Church of the Latter Day Saints, the Poppy Appeal Organisers, British Military Fitness, the High Cross Shopping Centre and many other people who had helped to raise funds for the RBL.

There were a variety of presentations about the fantastic work carried out by the RBL followed by a superb buffet enjoyed by all. The Leicestershire and Rutland Branch of the RBL raised nearly £500k for the Poppy Appeal during 2012, inlcuding monies raised at collections at Leicester City, Leicester Tigers, The High Cross Shopping Centre and other sponsored activities.

1181 (Syston) Squadron was presented with a trophy and a certificate as a gesture of thanks for its conituned support of the RBL and the Poppy Appeal. Cadet Sergeant Andy Norman said “It gives me great pleasure to know that our hard work helps to generate lots of money for a very worthy cause. All the cadets enjoy volunteering opportunties like this and its good to know that we are appreciated by the RBL and the people that benefit from it. They also help with our Btec and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.”

By Flt Lt Andrew Kenyon
OC 1181 (Syston) Sqn ATC