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Mark meets local Royal British Legion Manager

(November 27, 2013)

The Royal British Legion has thanked Mark, for taking the time to meet Legion Area Manager, Richard Foster.

The Legion is the leading provider of welfare for the Armed Forces community and last week Mark  attended an event in the Houses of Parliament dedicated to showcasing the Legion’s work in the Preston area.  Mark used the opportunity to discuss with Mr Foster the changing face of Armed Forces welfare provision in the local community. The event also presented a chance for Mark to hear more about the Legion’s work developing Community Covenants locally.

Richard Foster and Linda Fell

Mark with Legion Area Manager, Lancashire and Linda Fell, County Secretary, Greater Manchester

Richard Foster, the Legion’s Area Manager, said: “It was great to see Mr Hendrick, we really appreciated him making the time to drop in.  Many people don’t realise that we spend £1.6 million every week in direct welfare support for the Serving and ex-Service community and their families, so we were delighted to tell Mr Hendrick about the range of services we provide”.

Mark said: “I was really pleased to meet my new Royal British Legion Area Manager. Richard made it clear that the Legion’s work does not stop on 11th November. Providing assistance for members and former members of the Armed Forces who have been injured, or who need help in other ways, as well as their families, is a 365-day-a-year job.  It is vital that we as a nation honour the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, and I’m proud to support the work of The Royal British Legion.”

The Royal British Legion provides care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. As the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity, the Legion spends £84 million a year on vital welfare work, providing social, emotional and financial care and support to serving and ex-Service people and their families.  Approximately 9 million people in the UK are eligible for the Legion’s support and we are proud to serve those in need, today and for the rest of their lives.

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