The Royal British Legion announces new Director General

The Royal British Legion has appointed the charity’s Director of Fundraising, Charles Byrne, as its next Director General following a rigorous selection process.

Charles joined the Legion in October 2012 as the Director of Fundraising and has been instrumental in increasing fundraising income during 2014/15 by 16% year on year and in launching the ‘Live On’ brand expression at the 2014 Poppy Appeal. Charles will bring a wealth of third sector and commercial experience to the role having previously held positions of Head of High Level Giving and Corporate Events at Macmillan, and in commercial and retail management roles at BAA (Terminal 5), World Duty Free, Allders International and Oddbins.

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The Legion’s Break Centre Teams have won ‘Team of the Year’ at the Cost Sector Catering Awards

The Legion’s Break Centre Teams have won ‘Team of the Year’ at the Cost Sector Catering Awards – one the most prestigious awards in the hospitality industry!!

They were nominated for their high quality customer service, exceptional hospitality services , business excellence and the empathy they show to each and every guest.

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Legion calls on communities to remember the Battle of the Somme

Legion’s Remembrance programme includes free community toolkit, a free-to-download app with Dan Snow, daily vigils at the Thiepval Memorial in France and a full programme of Legion activity at National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance.

The Royal British Legion has launched an ambitious programme calling on communities across the UK to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme from 1st July to 18th November 2016.

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Legion Campaign secures Armed Forces Covenant win for Veterans with Asbestos-related cancer

Government extends eligibility to provide lump sum compensation pay-outs suffering with mesothelioma

All veterans living with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, as a result of their Service are set to receive lump sum compensation pay-outs as a result of a campaign spearheaded by The Royal British Legion.

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