On Thursday 7 December, Chairman of the Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion, John Moloney, and Branch President and Gloucestershire County Chairman, Brian Hewitt (MBE) visited The Students’ Union at UWE to present certificates of appreciation to those who volunteered during the Poppy Fortnight. This included members of The Students’ Union, the university, the UWE Volunteering team, and The Students’ Union Jobshop.
Students collected for the Royal British Legion at Sainsbury's and ASDA during the "Poppy Fortnight" from late October until Remembrance Sunday on 12 November 2017.
Poppies and collecting tins were put around the UWE university campus and The Students’ Union during the fortnight, and students and staff were very generous as usual.
Vice President of Sport and Health at The Students’ Union, Erin Mills, commented: “It’s really lovely to see our students getting involved with fundraising and volunteering for the Royal British Legion this year. We thank them for coming in to show their appreciation today and hope it encourages more students to get involved in the future.”
The 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 national helpline on 0808 802 8080.
A pop-in centre has opened at 60 Union Street, Bristol, where people can call in for advice and information on the charity's support and community services.
The RBL is always looking for volunteers and not just for fundraising and events, but also for clerical/admin; welfare and advice, etc. Contact the local branch, (and where appropriate we'll pass you on to others in the RBL) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Clubs and Societies would like to have fundraising events for the Poppy Appeal please get in touch.
And please follow and share the branch Facebook page: - https://www.facebook.com/StokeGiffordRBL