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Legion funds media project to provide veterans with new opportunities

A grant from The Royal British Legion of £19,972 has been awarded to Work for Us, a charity based in Milton Keynes, which is working in partnership with Maybe Magazine to offer 15 ex-Servicemen and women in the Buckinghamshire region the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the media industry and retrain in areas including journalism and photography.

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Legion Celebrates Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday

For the Legion, the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday holds a significant cause for celebration as she has served as its Patron since 1952. Each November, The Queen attends The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall the evening before leading the nation at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. Many of the Legion’s supporters and volunteers will be celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday on Sunday, and Ben Poku will be amongst them. To watch his story visit the Patrons Lunch website and watch the video.

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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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